|Occurred : 8/17/2004 21:30 (Entered as : 08/17/2004 21:30)
Reported: 8/17/2011 8:41:58 PM 20:41
Location: Macomb, IL
Duration:2 - 3 minutes
|Very bright then dim object no flashing lights spotted moving south then back north. It was spotted by a feeling my wife had.
My wife called my name and showed me an airplane in the sky. She just felt like showing it to me. So I figured OK well I'll go get my binoculars and entertain her. It was just a normal airplane. So I tried looking at the airplane when she exclaimed well what is that? It was a point of light that was changing in intensity. It was about as bright at first as a planet in the sky. It was approaching the airplane in the sky. It changed angle slightly but flew mostly straight and became very dim till we could not see it. It seemed to be heading 30 degrees south/west 0 deg = west. It might have been following the airplane but we are not sure of the exact elevation. Then it came back the other way also very dim and small such that we could barely make it out. It looked to be retracing its previous path. I remember exclaiming that it seemed unusual that it didn't have blinking lights like the air plane. It was also white while it was bright but became o! range when it became dim and small. To me from memory it was moving about 1.5 times faster than the airplane from our perception. The airplane had 2 red flashing lights and heading south/west 12 degrees. 0 degrees being west. The airplane was almost directly over head but a bit south. Maybe 80 - 85 deg elevation by the time the unknown object was spotted heading back.