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Occurred : 2/6/2018 19:40 (Entered as : 02/06/18 19:40)
Reported: 2/7/2018 9:18:42 AM 09:18
Posted: 2/17/2018
Location: Loveland, CO
Shape: Other
Duration:25 minutes
Large white light shrouded in 'fog' travels slowly across sky.

I live close to downtown Loveland and was standing on my front porch looking to the Southwest. I saw what at first looked like the white light of an airplane behind clouds. Then I realized that it was moving too slow for an airplane and I could otherwise see stars. This light traveled slowly across the sky from west to east and was shrouded in a fog of some type. That part of the event lasted about 5 to 6 minutes.

Then as the light was over the downtown area, directly to the South of me, I noticed that it turned on a light from the rear side (I say rear because it was opposite of the direction it was traveling in). Very bright, strong, v-shaped light beam. Since it was much closer to me at that point and because it turned on a light, I was able to see the air disturbance. The fog was almost phosphorescent, also flaring out in a dramatic v-shape. Then all of it just kind of became indistinct (turned its lights down?) and disappeared completely. The fog it left in its wake became distorted and from the pattern of the fog (there was a stream going downward) either the craft went down toward Earth or shot straight up.

Then at 8:08pm, with still no substantial cloud build-up, there was a sudden flash of light. At this point I was standing on my back patio, which faces East.

The kicker is, I texted a friend who lives over by the foothills (about 11 miles west of me) and they had seen the craft as well. Her neighbor was outside on her porch and had also seen what she thought was the flare of fireworks at the time I saw the ‘lightning’ flash.

((NUFORC Note: Space X booster venting fuel?? PD))