|Occurred : 8/15/1999 13:00 (Entered as : 08/15/99 13:00)
Reported: 10/11/2002 1:04:21 PM 13:04
Location: Boulder, CO
|Dark metalic object along Colorado Frontrange
While attending school at U of C, I painted houses as a summer job, in and around the Boulder area.
We (a fellow employee and I)were painting a house about 10 min north of Boulder, wich was in an older golf course type communitee along the foothills, I would say we were about 2 miles east of the frontrange.
While painting I noticed a black object appear from over the peaks slightly Northwest of our location, it seemed to have risen from behind the hills, but given our location was far below mountain top, it may have been travelling west at a steady altitude before it was visible to us.
After clearing the mountain top, the object lowered altitude slightly, to,I would say between 300-500ft. and continued to move east. As it continued our way, but slightly northwest of us, it would travel slowly, periodicaly jolting forward, but never changing altitude.
We watched as it traveled from the mountain range, at first from a distance it did look as though it could have been a very large balloon, and was a dark metallic color (like Black Chrome... but not as shiney) but was not round or teardrop , as it got closer it looked a bit like a pyramidic bubble, rotating randomly on no certain axis, and possibly the size of a school bus (this would be at a distance less than a quarter mile north of us, and at the same altitude stated, I know we had to look upward)
as it passed it seamed to pick up speed and headed more northeast, it must have begun moving much faster, because it was out of sight quicker than the time it took to reach our vacinity from the mountains.