|Occurred : 8/18/2011 14:30 (Entered as : 081811 14:30)
Reported: 8/18/2011 1:50:59 PM 13:50
Location: Englewood, CO
|Small, shiney, slow-moving object west south of Denver, CO
Near Centential Airport looking to the west, estimated 50 degrees up. A slow moving silver, shiney, round object. The object appeared to stay stationary for a minute then slowly move north in an arch, slightly zig zagging, stopping, and the slowly moved north again. I lost sight of the object when I looked away for a brief moment. Total time was approximatly 5 minutes. The object appeared to be above the clouds.
The conditions were extremely sunny with few thin clouds. There was no contrail and it was not moving with the wind (i.e., clouds were moving east while the object moved north or was stationary). No other aircraft were seen.
Possible high-altitude balloon? Satellite tracking websites did not indicate a high-altitude object in the area.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))