|Occurred : 10/10/2007 18:33 (Entered as : 10/10/07 18:33)
Reported: 10/11/2007 5:10:56 PM 17:10
Location: Downingtown, PA
Duration:1 to 1 1/2 minutes
|Star-like (but MUCH BRIGHTER AND LARGER) light west of D-town, PA. Seen against sunset.
Traveling home from work (west on 322, chester county) it was a beautiful sky with lots of colors and the sun setting before me (10-20% cloud cover, estimate).
At approximately 6:33 I looked up and noticed a bright white light near the sun and horizon (i believe it was to the right of the sun). Initially I thought, "star/planet" based on the color of light, but quickly decided against that thought based on the brightness of the sky at the time, as well as the size and brightness of the light (it was against the sunset and still brighter than any star/planet I've seen at night.) It seemed to stay stationary, at least laterally to me (though, I was moving in a car).
I quickly fumbled for my camera phone, but by the time I had cleared enough storage space to take the shot, it was gone (probably 20-30 seconds). A few minutes later I saw it again (at least in the same area it had been in before, but I am unsure as to whether it was in the same exact position or not). Still driving home, I fumbled for the camera phone again and by the time I unlocked the keys it had dissapeared again* (10-15 seconds).
I searched the sky in the following seconds for something, anything... I saw a few, seemingly lighting-fast, "streaks" of light, creating 3-5 sharp vertices of "streak" (implying ridiculous control), and nothing after that. The streaks were of the same color as the light I saw, though they were much more faint, to the effect that I am still questioning whether the streaks were corporeal or something produced by my eyes. For this, I am hoping to find other witnesses to the event.
* I never saw the light source appear or dissapear. In other words, I was fuddling with my camera phone too much and it had already appeared/dissapeared by the times I had looked up for it.
((NUFORC Note: Contrail?? PD))