|Occurred : 8/10/2012 20:30 (Entered as : August 10, 20:30)
Reported: 9/28/2012 6:08:30 PM 18:08
Location: Sheboygan, WI
|Slow moving red, round, object in the night sky over Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
On August 10, 2012, around 8:30 P.M., traveling north to south with a slight west bank, over Sheboygan Wisconsin, I noticed a round, red object traveling at the speed of a small airplane traveling overhead. I can’t judge airspeed.
It traveled smoothly, meaning it did not deviate up or down, or side to side while we watched it.
It appeared to have a small flame like that of a helium balloon underneath, but no visible gondola.
The red color seemed to glow from the inside of the object.
There was no sound.
I think it might have been between 200 and 400 feet up, though I'm not sure because I really don’t know how to judge heights. It didn't appear to be large. The object appeared to have been ten to fifteen feet in diameter.
I called the local airport and was told there was no hot air balloon reported at that time, or any round air vehicle. It is a small, county airport and does not record aircraft landings and take-offs.
Because I was wondering if it could have been a weather balloon, I e-mailed Ron Jones, Web Manager at NOAA’s National Weather Service in Silver Spring, Maryland, about the sighting. He replied that is was not likely to be a weather balloon.
I and one other witness are retired teachers, the third witness is a married, employed mother of three.
Thank you for giving me this venue to record the sighting viewed by myself and two other friends.