|Occurred : 10/22/2016 00:55 (Entered as : 10/22/16 0:55)
Reported: 10/31/2016 8:48:51 AM 08:48
Location: Stevens Point, WI
|Intensely white round object moving about 30' above tree tops in residential area
On October 22, 2016, at 0:55, my 21 year old son and I were driving home. I was driving; he was sitting in the front passenger seat. We were traveling north on a street one block from our destination at about 20 mph. At the north end of the street is an intersection with a row of houses going east-west. To the north of those houses is farmland.
We had made the last turn north to our destination. About 100’ north of the turn, at about the 9 o’clock position, we saw a very intense white ball-shaped object about 50’ to the west of the road. It appeared to be about 20” in diameter. It stood out in the total darkness. Because we had just come out of an Orionid meteor shower, my first thought was this was part of that. However, my family stargazes at night and have never seen anything without some sort of downward curve. I also recalled my encounter during daylight two months earlier; both objects were alike. It was moving straight north no more than about 30’ above the tree tops and traveling up to about twice our speed. It was not descending or moving in a downward angle. We watched it as we continued on about 400’. The trees and final house then blocked our view. It appeared to have an approximately 16” heavy tail like that of a comet’s tail, but I don’t know if it actually did, or if that was my brain’s perception of a! blur in tracking it and it was actually more of an oval-shape.
This incident occurred about 3 miles as-the-crow-flies from an August daytime incident which I have filed separately.