|Occurred : 11/15/2010 18:45 (Entered as : 11/15/10 18:45)
Reported: 11/15/2010 4:39:02 PM 16:39
Location: Fishers, IN
Duration:2 - 3 seconds
|This was an extremely fast moving, thumbnail size light, emitting no sound.
First spotted a fast moving, solid (not blinking) light about 60 degrees above east horizon, and about 60 degrees above north horizon, traveling due east to due west at an extremely high rate of speed. Several days ago I saw a shooting star, and thought this was another one. The light continued due west at a very high rate of speed, disappearing behind trees on the west horizon. estimated time of sighting - 2 to 3 seconds max. There was no sound heard during this event.
We are on landing pattern for Indianapolis Airport, with traffic headed southwest over our house. We also have heavy air traffic at cruising altitude, heading in various directions. Shortly after this sighting, I timed a commercial flight at cruising altitude, on approximately the same sight lines, which took about 120 seconds. There were no flights landing at this time.
The size of the light was about thumbnail size. If I had to guess the altitude, it would probably be under 15,000 feet. any higher and this light would have to be huge! This light crossed the sky faster than anything I have ever seen.