|Occurred : 7/24/2015 12:30 (Entered as : 07/24/15 12:30)
Reported: 7/24/2015 12:34:38 PM 12:34
Location: Southport, IN
|07/24/15 - 12:30pm - Southport IN - Orb/Sphere - 15minutes - Blue-White orb/sphere in south eastern sky, daytime, brighter than sun
Friday, July 24th, 2015. Time: 12:30 - 12:45 PM, IN. DST
Location: Southport, IN. 46237
Viewed orb of extreme brilliance in the South Eastern sky, just a hand's width of distance (from my point of view) in perspective, from the sun. It was to the left and below the sun's high noon arc. This made it impossible to capture on camera or video, it was a very bright and sunny day.
The object appeared to be within our atmosphere and its size was approximately equal to that of a silver dollar from my vantage point. The orb appeared to have at least 2 bands (forming a plus symbol), which surrounded its outer shell. Those bands appeared to have several dark spots, or port holes. The most comprehensible description of this object would be very similar to 2 of our modern observatory's attached together to form a ball, while adding an additional band to that circumference.
Object never appeared to move and was far brighter than sun. It appeared to be a blue-white orb of light, very much like the white flame of an extremely high powered torch. I used field binoculars and a telescope, in an attempt to view the orb, but the combined brilliance of it and the sun made that impossible also.
I was able to clearly view the object for 15 minutes before minor clouding eventually moved across field of view. The object was gone upon the clouds passing.
I researched online into various possibilities of what was being seen, but nothing is visible in that section of sky at this particular time of day. There were no reports of space junk, debris, balloons, etc. It was not Venus, Jupiter or Mars, they would not be in that part of the sky, no that brilliant and visible at this time of day.
I live in an excellent area for airport traffic, and am very familiar with every aircraft that passes overhead. I am an avid watcher of the skies, day and night. I have studied them for over 25 years & have never witnessed anything I could not explain, or find an explanation for...until this particular sighting. It was as impressive as it is perplexing.