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Occurred : 10/1/2006 23:00 (Entered as : 10/01/06 23:00)
Reported: 10/3/2006 11:17:53 PM 23:17
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Cuchara, CO
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Duration:60 seconds
I'm sorry to say my report is rather vague. I was completely taken by surprise and got so excited that I may not have all the particulars of the event correct. On Sunday night, Oct. 1, 2006 around 11:00 p.m (probably after) through the sliding glass door of a hill top house in Cuchara Colorado, I noticed around six balls of light which appeared to be traveling horizontally above the town of Cuchara (I believe the direction was some variation of an west to east movement). Due to the darkness of the night I couldn't tell if they were above or below the mountains on the other side of the valley (I assumed they were slightly above). I did have time to jump up and open the sliding glass door to watch the objects and make sure I was not seeing a reflection of some sort. There was no sound at all. The objects where traveling in a straight line and about the speed that orbiting satellites travel. There appeared to be about six very very bright glowing white ball shaped objects. The next to the last one appeared to have a tail, like it was frizzling out. I have no idea how large they really were, but if one extended their hand and made a fist, that would be about the size they appeared in my view. I had assumed it was some space junk on it's last leg of re-entry (or weather ballons). I'm glad to know other people saw it, I was beginning to wonder. Once again, I'm sorry I don't have better info for you. I failed to make good mental notes (I'm not even totally sure the number was six), it was late and I was tired. I've seen alot of meteors on my visits to Cuchara, but I've never seen objects move in a line like that before.