|Occurred : 11/4/2003 23:15 (Entered as : 11/04/2003 23:15)
Reported: 11/6/2003 9:25:26 AM 09:25
Location: Loveland, CO
|Oval ufo speeding SE to NW
About 11:15 p.m. (Checked my watch when I saw it) I was letting my dog out before turning in for the night. I was standing facing due north but staring straight up watching the stars as I waited for the dog. Out of the corner of me eye I noticed an object "speeding" (faster than any jet) from the southeast to the northwest in a straight line. It was oval shaped, about the size of a pea held at arms length. It was not brightly lit like a star, but had a dim glow, sort of close to what a flourescent light looks like at half strength before it flickers completely on. The color was brownish red. I almost thought it may have been a balloon, but the speed it was travelling at -against the wind, which was blowing the clouds around quite a bit at that time- and the straight line it travelled in, discounted that theory. I also thought of the possibility of a goose, but I'm not sure they fly at night and would think if a goose belly would be that visible at night then so would its wings. It looked to be roughly several hundred feet in the air, though I'm not a good judge of altitude. I watched it for about a minute until it disappeared into the swirling clouds to the nw. The entire incident was over with before I could have run inside to get a camera. The dog displayed no odd behavior, and after scanning the sky for a few minutes to see if there were any other objects, I went inside. Loveland CO is nestled just east the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. In town you might need to crane your neck to see the mountains over your neighbors roof or fence, but it's fairly close. The terrain is flat and grassy with sparse groupings of trees, so much of the sky is visible anywhere you might be.