|Occurred : 4/20/2012 23:21 (Entered as : 4/20/12 23:21)
Reported: 4/21/2012 6:57:55 PM 18:57
Location: New Bern, NC
|Amateur Skywatcher Notes Unusual Object Dynamics
Shape - not immediately recognized as a standard geometric shape(s) although the front seemed to have curvature
Size - golf ball size perceived at 300 yards
Trajectory - due north without deviation from path
Elevation - 15-18 degrees above horizon (fingers' width at arms length)
Field of View - 12-15 degrees
Altitude - indeterminable Duration - observed for 2-3 seconds
Luminosity - silhouetted with barely detectable rim lighting (new moon-like)
Energy Emissions - none detected other than two curved orange flashes of light generated behind front curvature.
Timing prior-to and immediately-after the flashes of light did not suggest patterned emissions.
Sensory Perception - sound, none; vibration/touch, none; visual, yes; odor/taste, none; extra-sensory, none.
Timestamping/Verification - emailed local airport for radar tracking inquiry.
Credibility - Amateur Skywatcher, first ever official report