|Occurred : 10/24/1998 20:15 (Entered as : 10/24/98 20:15)
Reported: 11/7/1998 08:50
Location: Milwaukee, WI
|observation of an orange object in the night sky
Observed an orange light travelling from the southwest to the northeast in a straight line. object first appeared as if it was a plane that had taken off towards you with landing lights still on. however, the light coming from the object was orange and not white light as you have with landing lights. the vehicle maintained a steady speed and did not do anytype of strange flying, just flew straight. as the object approached, i was not able to see any red, white or green navigation lights that are on aircraft. as the object flew overhead, the orange coloring did not disappear as you would expect if the lights were dull landing lights. as the object passed overhead and continued to fly to the northeast, the object still stayed orange. as i flew away, i still was not able to see any red, white or green navigation lights, nor strobe lights from the object, it just stayed orange. there was no trail behind the object like you have with a falling star nor was there a contrail behind the craft. there was only this one object in the sky. it should be stated, that the object appeared as if it was a orange colored star in appearance. again what made this interesting was the color of the object and the lack of any type of navigation lights coming from the craft. i feel that if this was a normal aircraft, was did i not see the navigation lights from the rear of the object. also why would the color of the object stay orange. at the time of this incident, there were no other aircraft in the sky, nor was there any sound coming from the craft like a jet engine or sound of a prop aircraft. i do not know how high the object was, again, it appeared like an aircraft that had taken off and had reached flight altitude. and if some one wants to say that it was an aircraft that had taken off, i have seen enough landing lights on aircraft coming in and landing and taking off that i can truthfully say, never have i seen orange landing lights before. the observation point was a dark area, with little to no ground ligh! t. I was on the job at the time and WAS NOT CONSUMING ANYTYPE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.