|Occurred : 10/24/2006 04:50 (Entered as : 10/24/06 05:00)
Reported: 10/24/2006 7:14:35 AM 07:14
Location: San Jose, CA
|At approximately 4:50am a lighted circlular object was spotted streaking across the sky traveling from West to Nortwest and entered my field of view for approximately 15 seconds.
((COPIED CORRESPONDENCE WITH WITNESS))
Dear Ms. ((deleted))
Thank you very much for your report!
What was the apparent size of the light, please, relative to the size of a star in the night sky? Do you think that the object might have been a satellite, by any chance? How much of the sky, in terms of degrees of arc, did the object cover during the 14, or so, seconds you witnessed it, please?
Thank you, again, for sharing the information with our Center!
Peter Davenport, Director
((RESPONSE FROM WITNESS))
This object was 1/4 the size of the moon. (Same brightness as a full moon) Not a satellite as I have seen many satellites and the movement of this, was, in comparison, similar to that of a shooting star in terms of rapidity.
From my field of view the object covered about half of the horizon from my bedroom window in those few seconds. It was traveling at an incredible rate of speed without sound.
I had, in fact, last year reported something very similar on your network, however the size of this was remarkable today. Coincidentally, the former sighting occurred at roughly the same time of day, although that object was traveling from North to South.
Could it be North Korea? Ha!