|Occurred : 2/27/2015 20:19 (Entered as : 2/27/2015 20:19)
Reported: 2/27/2015 6:37:11 PM 18:37
Location: Egan, SD
|Bright light when zoomed in on with video camera looked like a diamond
This was still going on as of 5 minutes ago, I came in to fill out the report. Appears to the naked eye to be a bright white light but at times you can see red and yellow in it also. Looks about the size of a grapefruit and is at about a 45 degree angle above the horizon.
My husband came home and said that there were 3 helicopters in the area which is unusual. About all we ever see for those are medical ones.
He started telling me about this big bright light out in the west/southwest. I went out and looked and came in and got the video camera. Looking at the screen on max zoom (75x i.zoom) Panasonic HC-V130 camera) When I first located it, it was more like a bright white light but, as I zoomed in, it took on the shape of a diamond. The diamond looked to be a white or but, milky, not bright white.
Other times, in the video it looks different shapes and a darker color like a charcoal gray. The night is clear, stars and moon visible. There are some towers about 6 miles west of here but, they have strobing lights and I am very familiar with them. I do not know what this is but, it is not a plane, helicopter or any other type of aircraft I am familiar with.
I took several videos and a couple still pics. I just went to the back door to look out, it was 20:31 and it was gone.
((NUFORC Note: Sighting of Sirius?? PD))