|Occurred : 12/12/2009 18:05 (Entered as : 12/12/09 18:05)
Reported: 12/29/2009 9:17:21 AM 09:17
Location: Francestown, NH
|Green spherical object travels downward from north to south
I was driving on the Francestown Turnpike, a two lane road without much traffic, in a westerly direction at the eastern edge of Francestown, NH at around 6:05 PM on Dec. 12th 09. It was dark outside with high cloud cover. However, visibility to the cloud cover was very good. At the top right hand side of my front window I noticed a green, nearly perfectly sphere shaped object cross to my left going downward. It moved faster than an airplane would, in close to a straight line at around a 30 degree angle with respect to the ground. The sighting lasted between 3-5 seconds and then it was behind trees some 100 ft. in the distance. The rate and angle of descent was unlike any aircraft I have ever seen. There is no airport in the direction of the sighting. It is unclear how far away the object was or what its actual size was since I had no point of reference. The object was between the size of a green pea and a chick pea held at arms length. It was uniformly a lum! inous green in color, not bright or directional, as an aircraft light might be. The center area of the object appeared to have a slightly less greenish color, but the object did appear otherwise to be perfectly spherical. In general, the object appeared to be traveling from north to south, but exact directions were impossible to determine. There was no sound (windows rolled up) and no hint of any crash. Nothing was reported on local news about this incident or any type of airplane crash. I was returning from shopping and had nothing to drink that would impair my judgement. I observe commercial jetliners overflying this road at night on a regular basis heading towards Manchester, NH airport. Manchester airport is situated to the east behind my direction of travel. This object was unlike anything I have observed in many decades of watching the night sky. The object was definitely not a meteor. A meteor often has a streaky appearance, sometimes a tail and in my experience they! are never uniform spheres with defined edges. This object was! clearly in the unidentified category based upon my experience. It is the only object I've ever observed that I could not readily explain.