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Occurred : 10/15/2006 21:00 (Entered as : 10/15/06 21:00)
Reported: 10/16/2006 11:44:44 AM 11:44
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:10 SECS
BRIGHT LIGHT TRAVELING IN STRAIGHT LINE FROM HORIZON TO HORIZON

I LIVE JUST NORTH OF CHARLOTTE-DOUGLAS INTL AIRPORT FOR ABOUT 5 YRS NOW AND AM VERY FAMILIAR WITH INCOMING,OUTGOING AND PASSING AIR TRAFFIC. I WATCH ALL THE TIME.

LAST NIGHT MY WIFE AND I WATCHED A STEADY BRIGHT LIGHT, JUST BRIGHTER THAN THE BRIGHTEST STAR PASS OVERHEAD FROM NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST IN A PERFECTLY STRAIGHT LINE FROM HORIZON TO HORIZON.

IT WAS HARD TO TELL THE OVERALL HEIGHT OF THE OBJECT DUE TO DARKNESS-BUT IT WENT ACROSS THE SKY FASTER THAN ANY PLANES AND IT WAS DEFINATELY NOT A "SHOOTING STAR".

I CONCEED IT COULD HAVE BEEN A SATELITE, BUT I DON'T THINK SO DUE TO THE BRIGHTNESS AND SPEED. JUST WANTED TO REPORT WHAT I SAW BECAUSE IT WAS UNUSUAL. THANKS FOR THE SITE AND GREAT JOB YOU DO...


((NUFORC Note: Satellites do not travel to the west. We do not know what the witness observed. PD))