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Occurred : 9/12/2004 20:00 (Entered as : 09/12/2004 20:00)
Reported: 9/14/2004 3:16:55 PM 15:16
Posted: 9/29/2004
Location: Torrington, CT
Shape: Light
Duration:3-4 Minutes
Strange Light Returns

I feel a little foolish making this report, as I just submitted a report for 9/7/04. All I can say is that I am not a person who makes things up. I think I am a very careful observer and I can only tell you what I saw.

On Sunday, Sept. 12 I went out on my porch to look at the sky. It was about 8:00 P.M.. My 2nd floor apartment faces Southeast. I looked to my right (Southwest) and saw a bright, large, white light approaching at low altitude. This looked very similar to the object I reported on the 7th. Only this time the object appeared much lower in the sky. I have no way of knowing for sure, but I would estimate the object was only 1000 feet up or so. This time I did not hesitate. I ran inside and grabbed my pair of 7 X 35 binoculors. As I came back out the object was just beginning to pass over my head. It was moving in a straight Southwest to Northwest direction. I estimate the speed at somewhere between 100-150 MPH. Looking at the object did not change much. It still appeared to be a solid ball of white light. I tried to stabilize the binoculars on one of the porch columns to get a steady view. At one time I thought I might have seen a small dark (almost black) triangle leading this light, but I am not completely sure of this. It made absolutely no sound whatsover. It passed by me and continued it's steady course. As it got to the Northeast it took on a reddish hue. I thought this might be from haze. It then dimmed and seemed to blink out. I couldn't help but think it was turning off it's lights as it would be approaching Bradley Airport just north of Hartford. I looked carefully, at no time were there any other lights other than the one solid white light. This object appeared the same from every perspective. It was a ball of light.

About one minute later a small private plane flew by travelling at about the same altitude and direction. However this small plane was a greater distance away from me.

I could hear the small plane clearly and also see directional lights as well. The small plane was travelling about the same speed as the object. I watched the small plane as it flew off in the Northeast. It never dimmed and I could see it's lights until it flew over the treeline in the distance. So much for the haze.

Maybe 5 minutes later I saw a bright white light coming from the Northeast. I thought the object might be returning. But looking with binoculars I could see 2 small white lights in the center, and the red and green directional lights on the wings. This was an airliner which I see many of every night. One thing occured to me. As this airliner flew by I could no longer see the white lights on the front. I could also hear it clearly and it was at a much higher altitude than the object I observed.