|Occurred : 12/4/2008 17:00 (Entered as : 12/04/08 5:00)
Reported: 12/5/2008 1:01:56 AM 01:01
Location: Astoria, OR
|This is simply a sighting of strange object in our local evening sky sky
This evening,, December 4, 2008, two of us in a car saw a bright green, slightly flattened spherical object crossing the sky from southwest to southeast over a body of water at about 5:00 P.M. it was moving smoothly and slowly cross the sky & disappeared over a stand of forest by some dairy farms in the distance. We watched it for nearly 25 seconds as it arced across the early evening sky.
The green portion of the object was clear as in a green traffic light. Under that was a cradle-type of object of n white lightn which the green object rested.
There were no aircraft or watercrsft visible at that time and it had no tail, so we eliminated a flare as the cause. It neither spun nor blinked at all.simply moved smoothly across the evening sky and over the treetops across the bay to our left.
A puzzling experience, but very pretty scene. Could it have been a light or illusion I wonder? The two observers are female ages 63 and 64 who have lived in this area for 30 yrs and 60 years r respectfully. we both watch the skies regularly as we both have great views of the water and sky here near the coast thank you very much for having this site.