|Occurred : 9/27/2016 22:30 (Entered as : 09/27/2016 22:30)
Reported: 9/28/2016 12:02:29 AM 00:02
Location: Redmond, OR
|Dimly lit, gray, fast moving object.
My boyfriend, my friend, and I were sitting on my back porch talking. My back porch faces south towards a city park. We have a clear view of the sky with no houses or tall trees or lights to obstruct our vision. I always have my eyes up because I've seen quite a few "strange" things in the night sky over the years and I'm very familiar with the flight patterns of helicopters and planes in our area because we have a local airport as well as a flight school. I'm also very familiar with satellites, the ISS, planets, stars, constellations, etc. I've been a sky watcher and amateur astronomer for almost 10 years. I try to remain level headed and logical when I see "objects" and I've seen plenty over the years but have always debunked them as one thing or another. I have only had one other incident besides this one that I believed was report worthy. I just want to say that so people know that I'm not "sighting happy" or anything.
Anyways, we were all outside talking and I caught something out of the corner of my eye over my left shoulder going at a rapid rate from north to south. I gasped and pointed it out to everyone. It was a dimly lit, fast moving object that seemed to be within our atmosphere. It flew south very fast, I actually thought it was a dim shooting star for a second. But instead of fading out like shooting stars do, it stayed constant and fluidly dipped and zig zagged and then changed course from north to south to south west, then disappeared. We were all in shock and have no idea what we saw.