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Occurred : 9/28/2017 18:28 (Entered as : 09/28/2017 18:28)
Reported: 9/28/2017 7:35:14 PM 19:35
Posted: 10/5/2017
Location: Papillion, NE
Shape: Circle
Duration:60 minutes
UFO sighting in Papillion Nebraska on 9/28/17

While playing in the front yard, I glanced up and saw a glint off an object in the sky. What appeared to first be an airplane, turned into what I thought was something falling from the sky...maybe a balloon.

After five minutes of looking at the object, I had my wife give me the camera (Canon EOS Rebel T6i camera with 250mm lens) to take a picture. Snapped a few pictures and zoomed in on viewer to get better idea. Could clearly see light within what appeared to be translucent object with "glowing" lights within. Had wife come out and look too.

Invited neighbors out to look. Tried to look at object with a telescope; however, cirrus clouds were beginning to block the field of view and sun was going down. However, despite the sun going down, object appeared to be glowing in the sky. Decided that object was approximately 70,000-80,000 feet based on clouds.

Object was slowly moving south. Upper level winds were 270/80, so a weather balloon would not have been moving in that direction.

After about 90 minutes, too many clouds were obstructing the view and darkness set in. I tried contacting two local news stations (WOWT & KETV), but neither seemed interested. I sent one of them a picture, but have not heard anything.

I am not clicking that I wish to be contacted by an investigator. However, if something comes of it, I'll certainly talk to someone to give more details. It was cool to see and certainly would like more of an explanation as to what the anomaly/phenomenon was.