|Occurred : 3/24/2011 20:08 (Entered as : 24/03/11 20:08)
Reported: 3/24/2011 4:29:43 PM 16:29
Location: St. Gallen (Switzerland),
Duration:about 5 seconds
|Highspeed object changing direction and accelerating in night sky.
MOTION: We noticed the object on 1-1:30 o'clock, it moved to 11 o'clock. It slowed down, then changed its direction away from our observation point, then accelerated and quickly disappeared in distance at 11:30 o'clock. i.e. from north/norh-west to south/south-east, then to west/south-west.
It did not disappear because of an obscured view. But quickly disappeared in the haze of light pollution (got less bright and vanished, in a bit less than a second).
Best guess: All this happened in about 5 seconds, indicating very high speed. There were several regular airplanes in the sky (not close to the object). They were much, much slower (about 10 to 20 times slower).
OBJECT: 2 distinct orange/orange-red lights (constant, not flashing - just like regular stars, less bright than regular airplanes). They appeared to belong to the same object.
We could not hear any sound. Our surrounding area was quiet.
Best guess: The object seemed to be massive in size.
The regular airplanes were smaller relative to the size of the object (about 10times smaller). In contrast, the lights of the various airplanes were difficult to distinguish (also they flashed). The object's lights however were clearly distinguishable with space between them.
The regular airplanes could be clearly observed despite the haze of light pollution. The object however disappeared westsouthwest in the haze of light pollution.
The object was bigger by sight but appeared to be further away than regular airplanes in the sky.
AREA: Center of small town, planes fly at high altitude (no airport nearby). Airplanes can be seen in the sky througout the day and evening. Regularly a helicopter from the nearby hospital is seen. We are familiar with both.
There were no clouds in the sky, but a haze of light pollution. The belt of orion was to be clearly seen, the object appeared about two to three fists on the right of these stars and disappeared left of the first bright star on the left of orion.
WITNESSES: 28.f. and 30.m.. Clear state of mind. No disposedness to esoteric or religious worldviews. Doctor and University degrees. Little time to observe.
SUMMARY: The object was no regular airplane. It was too big to be a military craft - also still too fast. It was no shooting star or comet. It changed its direction.
Speed, distance and size of object were difficult to guess, but were way out of the ordinary.
I wish not to be contacted about anything unrelated to this incident. Thank you.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))