|Occurred : 9/7/1999 05:40 (Entered as : 09/07/99 05:40)
Reported: 9/10/1999 00:31
Location: Gulfport, MS
|slow moving bright sphere, traveling due North. Object was followed shortly after by a dim red, much smaller object, traveling much faster, on almost the same course.
At 05:40, 7 sept 99, my attention was drawn upwards towards the sky by bright lights that illuminated the ground. The object was traveling due north. It was very bright (reminded me of a night shuttle launch), for several seconds, dimmed for 1 or 2 seconds and returned to it's original brightness. It dimmed out shortly after that. The object was about the diameter of a pencil, held at arms length. The length of sighting spanned 20 - 25 degrees of sky. I've seen space debris reentering -- this was moving slower than those and much slower than meteors. A few seconds after it disappeared, a single light crossed the sky, almost on the exact same path (5 degrees off), verred east and back onto it's original course. The second object was a dull red color. It was about the size of a pencil lead held at arms length. The object maintained its color and illuminosity for the duration of the sighting. The 2nd object crossed the sky from horizon to horizon, as if chasing the 1st object. The Gulfport Police Dispatcher reported several citizens called it in also.