|Occurred : 6/19/2016 14:00 (Entered as : 6/19/16 14:00)
Reported: 6/27/2016 6:40:16 PM 18:40
Location: Silver Spring, MD
|White transparent circular shape following airplane.
My wife and I were just returning home in her convertible, with the top down, sitting in the driveway. We were commenting on the beautiful day and amazingly clear sky when we noticed a plane fly by that was unusually bright - normal flight path, shape and size but it was brilliantly lit as if reflecting the sun,
As soon as the plane passed, however, we both noticed a semi-transparent circular white-ish shape following in approximately the same direction. It seemed to blink (disappear altogether) off and on a few times and was traveling at an unusually slow pace; our guess is that it was traveling about 25% the speed of the plane. It's pace was determined and it did not float. Neither of us have ever seen anything quite like it. There was a clear sense that it was mechanized or moving by its own power. We've looked at quite a few examples of iridium flares and they are not the same. This shape was bigger and more transparent. No tail followed its movement and it traveled in a close-to-horizontal route.
As above, it was a crystal clear day and very sunny. We watched the shape until it passed behind some tall trees,