|Occurred : 7/5/2006 21:30 (Entered as : 070506 21:30)
Reported: 8/9/2006 9:32:17 AM 09:32
Location: Florence, AL
|Intense Bright Object that flew over our house & field.
Me & wife are star gazers & have a routine of looking out into the night sky everynight around our house or in the field beside our house.At the time of around 9:30 pm cst,my wife told me to hurry quick that she spotted something in the sky.I immediately opened the back door of our house & saw this very bright object almost straight above our heads.As soon as i saw it i knew immediately it wasn't a plane.We are always spotting & looking at planes with our binoculars as well as our naked eye & this wasnt one.But i ran through the house got my telescoping binoculars & captured the object very quickly.what i saw through the binoculars was a object so bright that i couldnt make out any shape or form about it.All i saw was this intense bright glare around it.There was no sound & this object was flying lower than the airplanes we were seeing in the sky that night & was flying at a moderate steady speed.I telescoped in on it but the image got blurry so i backed off to get a sharper image.I watched it till it finally diasappeared.This was a clear summer night with no clouds & all the stars shining bright.The moon was not visible.This object wasnt way up in the sky either it was considerably low.We kept saying that it looked like the brightest of brightest stars but huge.Its been over a month ago since the spotting & we have reviewed many stories & even tv shows that have our same story.The shuttle had previously launched with the Iss & we were very aware of this.We spotted the Iss with the shuttle a few nights afterwards & it was nothing like what we saw & was in a different location of the sky & much much higher in the sky.This wasnt the shuttle or Iss.A very very wild experience & hope to see it again.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))