|Occurred : 7/4/2014 22:08 (Entered as : 07/04/14 22:08)
Reported: 7/5/2014 3:16:44 PM 15:16
Location: Ashland, KY
|Single bright orange light moving in a straight line across the sky for about 3 minutes.
Observed a bright orange light, appearing to be at height of normal airlines operation, probably in the 15-30,000 feet range, but difficult to be sure. It was traveling in a straight line, eastward, for about 3 minutes starting from where I first saw it to the West, until disappearing in the East, but not as far as the horizon.
It was flame-like, much brighter than any aircraft lighting, steady, non-flashing, and no white, red, or green lights seen. This was unlike anything I've seen in 50 years of studying the skies, both as one having a keen interest in astronomy, and in the 2300 hrs of flying US C-141 transport planes all over the world. I was wondering at the time if it was an aircraft on fire, but if so, it would have crashed, but there have been no reports of anything like that.