|Occurred : 9/26/2004 18:15 (Entered as : 09/26/2004 18:15)
Reported: 9/26/2004 6:06:20 PM 18:06
Location: Englewood, CO
|daytime sphere stationary over Denver sky for 20 minutes
I went outside to see if I might catch a glimpse of the sphere I've been seeing a lot of recently. It was a very crisp, clear evening, with just a few high clouds drifting south to north. After just a few minutes I noticed a bright, starlike object sitting in the sky just to my east, and about 30 degrees south of zenith. I sensed right away that this was the same or similar object as the one(s) I've reported recently. Through binocs, it was a steady, white sphere, but to the naked eye it resembled a bright star or planet shining in the blue sky. Using the overhead wires as a guide, I confirmed the object was stationary, and remained so for 20 full minutes, not wavering at all, while clouds passed either through or behind where the object sat. The clouds were so thin and wispy it was hard to say. At about 6.25 my 16-yr old daughter came home and I called her out and she looked at the object through binoculars, and said it just looked like a white ball. Her 19-year old friend arrived at about 6.30 and also came out and took a look at it through binoculars. We were discussing how strange it was that it seems whenever I look for this sphere, I see it. I looked up again after a few seconds of not looking, and it had vanished. We were all very surprised that it had been shining so brightly and then suddenly disappeared. The time was 6.35 PM. The only thing I can determine may have led to it vanishing is that the sun may have dipped far enough behind the mountains that, if reflecting light, it very quickly lost its light source. But we all agreed that it was an inexplicable sighting. The two other witnesses are willing to make a report, should you wish to interview them.
((ADDENDUM FROM THE WITNESS))
Following is a correction to a report I made Sunday evening. Instead of the object appearing about 30 degrees south of zenith, it was in fact about 30 degrees EAST of zenith.