|Occurred : 11/18/2014 05:35 (Entered as : 11/182014 5:35)
Reported: 11/18/2014 3:05:50 AM 03:05
Location: Lexington, KY
|Fast moving grey mass spherical not defined hot looking orange aura bottom edge no lights complete stop and direction change 3 times.
Stepped outside to watch the Leonid meteor shower for a while, was staring straight up towards the radiant in the constellation Leo, movement to the right of me SW. Glanced over to my right and saw a fast moving object lightly orange like metal starting to get hot but not bright moving Southwest to South in direction.
I thought we'll that's no Leonid meteor and did a double take because it never flared up or fireballed like I was seeing, plus it was moving in the wrong direction for the meteor shower.
So I continued to watch it move and noticed that it had shape, like a grey mass, spherical but not defined. I thought maybe it was an owl, but it was orange hot on the bottom edge. Then it stopped dead still in the sky, thats when the hair on my neck stood up.
It stopped, and made an immediate change in direction due South for about 1 second, then stopped again, changed direction again and moved East, stopped a third time and then just accelerated incredibly fast South out of sight. If it was an owl, it had a hot rear end and had reason to move that fast. Pretty incredible sighting.
A first for me and I'm an amateur astomomer, I am always looking up at the night sky.