|Occurred : 6/1/1997 14:00 (Entered as : 6/1/97 2pm)
Reported: 6/1/1997 02:56
Location: Greenfield (suburb of Milwaukee), WI
|Summary : Noticed a very large, slow moving, reddist tinted object in the northern sky. It appeared to have 2 smaller objects flying around it. Fom my point it appeared that the object was about 150 ft up and approximately 1/2 to 1 mile long. No noticeabe lights.
At about 2 pm, I noticed a _very_ large object north of my apartment. It appeared to have a reddish hue, and was moving fairly slow, but steadily towards the east.I then noticed two smaller objects circling around it and managed to see one of the objects through my 4.5" telescope. Although I couldn't keep it in the field of view long, it appeared to be somewhat like an airplane, but more like "ship" shaped.>From the fact that these two objects were flying around the main object, and I live close to an airport and see air traffic all the time, the main craft must have been anywhere from 1/2 to 1 mile long. I could only see the edge and it was fairly thin, probably 40-50 feet.Anyway, it was huge. I would like to know if anyone else in the area reported anything. The thought occured to me that it could have been one of those advertising banners, but I did not see anything pulling it and on second thought it was far too big to be a banner.((Name deleted)) am a computer artist, amatuer astronomer, business owner and sky watcher.