|Occurred : 6/30/2005 22:30 (Entered as : 06/30/2005 22:30)
Reported: 7/1/2005 3:15:42 PM 15:15
Location: Portage, WI
|Bright, White ,Totally Silent Light filmed in Portage.
Me and a friend were out fishing on the Wisconsin River right outside of Portage. It started out to be a cloudy night, but cleared up around 21:30. The stars were very clear and bright. We saw about four satellites right away. We also saw a nice iridium flare which lasted about 5 seconds. There was also alot of air traffic. About 45 minutes later we saw a completly silent light; twice as big and twice as bright as any other star or planet. It moved from horizon to horizon west to east in less than two minutes. It moved alot faster than the rest of the visible air traffic. There were no red blinking lights or strobe lights whatsoever on it. You could clearly see all the other planes strobes and blinking red lights. It also seemed alot lower, and closer to us than any other plane in the sky. It was completly silent. We could hear the other planes clearly. I managed to get about 45 seconds of video of it; the video is kind of shaky because I did'nt have a tripod; but there is a pretty still part that shows the backround stars for a speed and altitude comparison. I also filmed some other planes to show how easy it is to see the strobes through a digital camcorder.