|Occurred : 9/27/2015 17:00 (Entered as : 09/27/15 17:00)
Reported: 9/28/2015 9:24:09 AM 09:24
Location: Fredericton (Canada), NB
|Large, bright, reflective object with no vapor trail following commercial aircraft, then disappearing
Witnessed at approximately 5:00pm Atlantic Standard Time. Clear sky – no clouds.
2 commercial aircraft were heading west, with one following the other, in a staggered pattern. Both aircraft were emitting vapor trails. At a point, approximately 60 degrees vertical from the west horizon, we noticed a third object at a 4 o’clock position, behind the first aircraft, following a parallel course heading. It did not emit a vapor trail and had a very reflective surface, which was a lot brighter than the 2 aircraft. This object also appeared to be larger than the 2 aircraft. After watching for approximately 10 seconds it faded and disappeared.
I thought that the object may have been the International Space Station, which I have witnessed before, so I checked the NASA website to check the orbit schedule. Nothing matched up. I then checked the Iridium Flare satellite schedule and nothing matched up.
We are not sure what we witnessed.