|Occurred : 12/9/2014 17:15 (Entered as : 12/09/14 17:15)
Reported: 12/10/2014 1:07:26 AM 01:07
Location: Loveland, CO
|Orange/Pink orb moving at high rate of speed over Loveland/Fort-Collins heading north to Wyoming.
I had just turned north off of Foxtail Dr. onto Rocky Mountain ave. in Loveland's Centerra Shopping area, when I saw a bright orange dot, initially solid in color, appear from the top of my jeep's windshield and begin heading north.
At first I thought it was a plane landing at Fort-Collins/Loveland airport but then quickly realized it was moving far too fast to be landing. My next assumption was that it was meteor falling from the sky. However when it didn't dissipate, as most meteorites do, I realized I must be looking at something very special.
As I looked closer I noticed that it was an almost semi-opaque but well defined circle... or orb as you people call them. As I looked, the object very clearly changed color to a pinkish color for a few seconds and then changed back to orange. It did this a few times as it flew north but because it was moving at such a high rate of speed, I only saw it change color 4 or 5 times.
It was traveling south to north, paralleling I-25 on its west side, appearing to head to Wyoming. I watched it almost disappear into the northern horizon, to the point where you could barely see it. It looked like a faint star very low on the horizon, maybe 5 degrees.
I was having a hard time seeing it at this point, so I pulled over and on the frontage road and watched it on the horizon. It didn't move for a long time and just looked like a faint orange star. It stayed there for maybe 8 or 9 minutes, at which point it went straight up and disappeared.
I have never seen anything like this and have never believed in this sort of thing until now.
I have been unable to sleep tonight because of it and decided I would report it.
There was no sound and given how low it was initially and how fast it was going I would have assumed you would have heard a sonic boom or something. I have never seen anything move that fast!