|Occurred : 8/29/2006 14:00 (Entered as : 08/29/06 14:00)
Reported: 8/30/2006 2:30:21 PM 14:30
Location: Lyndon Station, WI
Duration:about 30 seconds
|A silver sphere at travelling fast at a high altitude seen in rural Wisconsin skies.
I was in my backyard lying in a hammock reading a book when I heard a hawk call, so I looked up and watched the hawk glide in the air above me.
Just as the hawk dipped behind the treeline, I noticed a small spherical object traveling north/north-west accross the sky. It seemed to be at a very high altitude, much higher than any of the whispy clouds in the sky that day and this thing was moving FAST.
It made no sound, which I thought was odd, since I live out in the country and you can always hear planes flying overhead, and it left no trail.
I'd say it was probably a metallic-silver in color, and may have had a haze around it, but it was hard to tell if it was emitting its own light or if it was reflecting the light from the sun.
I watched it travel all the way across the sky that was visible to me, until it went behind a cloud and the trees were in the way to see it any longer.
Immediately after I lost sight if the object, a large jet flying at a very low altitude went past, traveling almost the same course, only going south/south-east.
The oddest thing about the whole experience it that when I was 10, I saw an almost identical object in Wisconsin Dells, only about 8 miles away from this sighting. That objest was much lower in the sky, but it was the same sphereical shape, and that one was definately a dark silver color, and it was hovering in one spot before completely disappearing.
When I told my parents about that I was told it was probably a weather balloon or just my imagination...but now I can positively say that is NOT what I saw...