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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 1/3/2021 00:00 (Entered as : 1/3/2021 0:00)
Reported: 5/3/2021 3:44:49 PM 15:44
Location: Westcliffe, CO
Duration: 1 minute
|Blue circular object with small whitish arms(?)
Object spotted above our property - south of the town of Westcliffe Colorado, around Jan 2nd, 2021 (guess could've been 3rd). I was using binoculars staring straight up at somewhere near the milky way, probably midnight or later. A blue circular object enlarged toward me (apparently) and slowly rotated with two whitish outwardly opposed arms in a short spiral shape. It had to be quite high since I was focused towards the milky way, and it was perhaps only visible with binoculars. I could only think, wow, an angel.
But my technical mind thought more like it was a satellite maneuver captured from below? But the intensity of the blue circular color seemed to be too bright to be a thruster of some kind. I was for a time looking into the possibility that it was a high altitude test of water release into the upper atmosphere, but it was too clean of a circle. Then I considered Electric Hall Sensor thrusters, which look blue and circular when 'burning'. But I was wrong again, since the size would have been way too large for that kind of thruster. (when considering the distance this thing was viewed at).
I have yet to find any clue if it was man made, or some kind of supernova? It was only visible for a short time (less than minute?), then appeared to almost rotate out of view - to me it may have been a cone shape, only by the way it disappeared through the binoculars - but that's a guess. (As in looking into a cone's large end and then rotating the cone to the side - virtually disappearing from view). But this was bright and blue with what looked like a round core object centered inside. There were lines projecting outward from this core. I could only draw an image of it. Sorry I had no way to capture it, and did not record time or coordinates.