|Occurred : 6/11/2016 11:00 (Entered as : 061116 11:00)
Reported: 6/13/2016 10:03:50 AM 10:03
Location: Walden, CO
|White dot/sphere seen by four campers mid-day.
So I was up in the Colorado Mountains this weekend, Thursday through Sunday approximately 25 miles southeast of Walden.
Saturday, I was in the camper preparing lunch. It was about 11:00AM. My son, a friend of mine, and his son were sitting outside chilling when someone noticed an object way up in the sky behaving oddly. They were talking about it for a bit when I finally couldn't ignore the conversation anymore.
When I went to check it out, it took me a bit to find but there was a clear object way up. About airplane altitude. Or at least that is how it appeared. It was a white dot or ball. No wings or any other shape was discernible. It moved across the sky with about the speed of a high altitude airplane or maybe a little faster but made no sound and its movements were definitely not an airplane. While watching, it did a couple of 360 degree turns and a hair-pin 180 degree turn. We had no cell reception, so I didn't have my phone handy or I would have filmed it. I was really wishing I had my binoculars but I didn't pack them.
We watched about 10 minutes before we lost sight of it and we never did come up with a good explanation. A bird could possibly explain the behavior but it was WAY up there and again we couldn't see anything that resembled wings. We were already at 9500 feet of elevation. I just don't know if a bird would be that high. It could have been a weather balloon I suppose. It looked like that but I'm not so sure about the behavior. How would a balloon move like that? The other option could be some military aircraft I suppose. Or a drone but it seemed too high for that.