|Occurred : 9/21/2020 21:15 (Entered as : 9/21/2020 21:15)
Reported: 9/22/2020 7:56:59 AM 07:56
Location: Wharton, PA
|Small floating object observed at very close proximity. Intermittent lights and movement.
Due to covid-19 I have been sheltering at my cabin in north central PA. It is among a group of camps out in the woods. Last night, as normal, I took my dog out before retiring for the night. My camp is right by a trout stream. I walked about 50 yards south of my camp and waited for him to do his thing. As I turned to go back I noticed a bright yellow light through the trees near a large camp across and down stream from me.
At first I thought it was the moon and moved closer to get a better view through a clearing in the trees. It was an object that was about 60 feet above the ground and about 150 yards from me just suspended and stationary in the air. I should mention that I am a retired mechanical engineer and a trained observer. No alcohol or drugs ever.
I moved even closer to a bigger opening and saw it was lit very brightly on one side, enough that I could see it was spherical, about 8-10 feet in diameter. The unlit portion was very dark, possibly black with a rough surface texture. There was a rectangular box at the bottom about 4 feet wide and 18 inches high that would light up with 3 horizontal bars of light and then go out every 30 seconds or so. It was so dark I could only tell it was there when it lit up.
Suddenly, it began moving back and forth horizontally about 2 feet or so. Then vertically the same way. It would stop for a little while then start again. During one of these forays it moved about 20 yards closer to me then returned to the original position. It moved easily as if there was no inertia. My dog was afraid to approach me or it.
That prompted me to return to my camp to get my cell phone and take video. While coming back with my phone I could no longer see it. When I got back to the clearing I finally saw it, at least the light, about 1/3 mile down stream traveling slowly away barely above the tree line. Then I lost sight of it. There was no one at the other camp.