|Occurred : 11/5/2010 08:15 (Entered as : 11/05/10 08:15)
Reported: 11/7/2010 1:35:04 AM 01:35
Location: Longmont, CO
|V-shaped craft moving silently, one light at the front, two on either wing.
On Friday, November 5, 2010, I was walking my dog in a neighborhood park called "Kanemoto" in Longmont, Colorado. I let my dog loose to run around. It was just about 8:15 pm. I had noted earlier that it was a particularly clear night, and paused in the park to observe the sky. I was looking at a bright light in the southern sky, trying to determine what planet it was. Suddenly, five points of light in a v-formation appeared to my left, which was to the south-east.
I was surprised because I had been observing the area for some time, and there was no incremental appearance of these lights. Suddenly, they were just there. There was one light leading, with two on either side, making a "v". As it passed over the stars, I could interpolate certain features. Like I said, it was v-shaped, with the wings angled so that the inside length of the "v" were slightly longer than the outside. The lights were quite dim, which was unusual. Planes usual advertise their presence. The running lights, if that’s what they were, looked dim, but quite distinct. The entire time I was watching this object, I tried to find some sort of reason for it, but nothing quite fit. As it passed over, there was no noise whatsoever. I waited for the sounds of a jet-wake, but there was none. There was also a "smoothness" and certainty to the motion that I had never seen before. It passed from the southeast to the northwest, going from over my position to the trees and hori! zon in a matter of about 10 seconds.
I judged the craft to be a little larger than a fighter jet, cruising at about 1,000-2000 ft. At that height, the craft had to be moving very swiftly. If it was larger and higher, it was moving at incredible speeds. There were no alterations in altitude. My first thought was that it was a glider with unusual lighting, but its shape, rapidity, and lack of deviation, made me dismiss that theory.
Note: At the trajectory that I saw this object, it should have flown slightly to the southwest of the Air Control center in Longmont.