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Occurred : 12/24/2013 19:15 (Entered as : 12/24/13 7:15)
Reported: 12/24/2013 6:10:27 PM 18:10
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: Montpelier, VT
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:4-6 minutes
I was walking our dog at roughly 7:15 p:m on Dec 24, 2013 and as I looked to my left- what I believe to be the lower western horizon when I saw what I initially believed to be a bright star, but quickly noticed it was much too bright and more importantly, bright orange. It was moving very slow; going from west to east. As it moved closer overhead it then appeared reddish-orange before disappearing just above a low cloud mass to the west. I tried taking a video with my iPhone, but it was too cold and I couldn't get it to work. However, I did snap 2-3 photos and when enlarged appear to show what I describe as a can-shaped object.

My 8 yr old daughter witnessed this as well, but only after I called her out of the house. I would guess the total time I watched it was roughly 4-6 minutes. It made no sound that we could hear and anything that seemingly low in the sky should be able to be heard. I can't quite make out the full detail when I crop the photos on my iPhone but can tell it is a shape that does not look anything like a plane or helicopter. I can send pics but I need an email address.