|Occurred : 10/9/2010 20:20 (Entered as : 10/09/10 20:20)
Reported: 10/9/2010 8:10:07 PM 20:10
Location: Ben Wheeler, TX
|Elongated orange object moving rapidly from west to south then coming to a near stop before slowly continuing
I was just out to have a smoke and the stars are really nice tonight; i was seeing several shooting stars (3), so i thought i'd watch a minute more to see if there were others.
Then, coming out of the west very fast was a bright orange elongated shape. It was moving VERY fast and on an incredibly flat, straight path. It did not veer even the slightest bit.
As it went toward the south it very SUDDENLY slowed to a near stop. At that point, i could easily make out that it appeared to have a sort of triangular shape ~ pointy in the front, tall in the back and still quite orange. Then it began to move very, very slowly until i lost sight of it behind the trees on our easterly property line.
I don't have much of a horizon to the southwest because of trees, so i can only see about an acre back. I measured with my thumb and forefinger how far up it was from the ground at the back of the acre and that measurement was about 5". (Sorry; i know nothing about degrees and angles) All of the movement it made continued on the same very straight line, never going above or below that 5" mark.
I called my husband to come out because i was just sure it would come out from behind those trees, but it never did, so it would have to have continued heading due south ~ otherwise i would have seen it come from behind the trees.
Checked the clock and it would have been right about 8:20p (9th Oct 2010) that i first saw it.