|Occurred : 9/2/2014 21:30 (Entered as : 09/02/2014 21:30)
Reported: 9/9/2014 1:06:23 PM 13:06
Location: Leadville, CO
|We were camping near Mt. Massive near Leadville, CO.
A bright orange/amber orb appeared from the southwest, traveling towards the northeast. Was traveling faster than an airplane (we saw several planes passing overhead), but not as fast as a meteor.
A distinct vapor trail was visible behind the craft, as reflected by the moonlight. I would estimate the altitude to be between 15,000 to 18,000 ft above sea level.
As an airline pilot, it was something unique that I was unable to explain. The orb disappeared behind Mt. Massive.