|Occurred : 9/24/2011 20:35 (Entered as : 09/24/11 20:35)
Reported: 10/25/2011 1:45:42 PM 13:45
Location: Lakin, KS
|Single brilliant light moving from southwest to northeast at moderate speed
On a Saturday night in June of 2011 I saw a brilliant white light moving from southwest to northeast in southwestern Kansas. Moved very steadily, taking about 10 minutes to move across a very clear moonless night sky. Much lower than a jet liner and no blinking lights of any kind. No air traffic at that time about 1 hour after sunset.
On September 24, 2011 I saw the same brilliant light about 1 hour after sunset – same trajectory. No air traffic, moon not up yet. This time though, about ¾ of the way across my viewing area the light switched off and then there was a very small, faint reddish light continuing on for about 5 more seconds and then it blinked out also. I was talking to a friend on my phone at the time and was telling her what I was seeing. Just moments after the light went out the first air traffic I had seen all evening appeared heading nearly due east, from lights and altitude this would have been a jet liner.
Will be checking every Saturday night when possible – will report if seen again.
((NUFORC Note: Possible satellite or ISS?? PD))