|Occurred : 12/29/1999 19:20 (Entered as : 12-29-99 19:20)
Reported: 12/31/1999 00:05
Location: Huntington, WV
|Watched a bright luminous light approach low over city From the S/W. Made no sound as it moved at a slow steady rate speed. As it came closer towards being directly over head it looked more like a star radiating light striations. Then it suddenly blinked out.
While taking an evening walk with my dog, I noticed a large rounded light appraoch low in the sky. I first thought that it was the medivac heliocopter that can be seen on a daily basis but as it got closer no discernible noise could be heard. I walked up the street where the trees would not block my view and I stood still - waiting for it to pass directly over me. I noted, that compared to western horizon and the hills and low mountains in the east that it may have been at 1500 feet or less and was no more than a mile away. The degree of angle may have been 30 to 35. Sky was clear and the moon was brightly waning. It became larger as it appraoched ( size of a penny held at arm's length). By now it looked more like a slow moving, pinkish star low in the sky-complete with raditing striations. Then before it got over head , it just simply blinked out. Never made a sound. Other identifiable craft could be seen flying at much higher, safer altittudes (silouetted against the sky w/red,green & white strobes on them). But none of them were like this fallen starlike object. in addition I could see a thick dark contrail where the object had been before it winked out.