|Occurred : 3/9/2004 16:15 (Entered as : 03/09/2004 16:15)
Reported: 3/10/2004 3:41:25 PM 15:41
Location: Denver, CO
Duration:25 to 30 seconds
|Strange objects seen in daytime sky over Denver.
I was in Denver on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 9th, and at 4:15 PM in the vicinity of 32nd and Federal. It was a perfectly clear, windless day, and as I was walking my dog I looked up and scanned the sky. Almost directly overhead I spotted a round gray object moving to the northeast at a fairly high speed. My first thought was a balloon, but it was moving far too fast. At arms length it was the size of a BB, and as it moved away to the northeast my eyes focused in on 5 similar objects following the first. They were silent and flying in a loose formation, and appeared like the 1950 Great Falls UFO film as they faded away in the distance. The pilot of a light plane flying south might have seen these craft if he were looking up. I believe the objects were under 5,000 feet. I scanned the sky and saw a helicopter to the north that was probably over the area of Federal and I-70.
At 4:45 PM I was again looking at the sky, and to the north where I had seen the helicopter I spotted what at first appeared to be a black cylindrical object with a white tail below it hanging motionless about 30 degrees in the sky. My first thought was a kite, but when I looked at it through my binoculars it appeared like a cluster of orange balloons with red lights on them. The white tail was not moving and appeared rigid. I watched it for about 5 minutes, eventually it began to rise higher in the sky, to about 50 degrees. I went back inside and returned about 5 minutes later, but could not relocate the object.
Strange objects that I had no explanation for. I am a MUFON member and watch the sky quite a bit. The 6 objects I saw did not appear any different than ones I have seen in UFO films and videos shot worldwide over the years. I hope someone else saw what I saw this afternoon and reports it, otherwise I may stop believing my own eyes.
((NUFORC Note: Witness is MUFON member in Colorado. We express our gratitude to the witness for sharing the report! PD))