|Occurred : 5/27/2013 21:02 (Entered as : 05/27/13 21:02)
Reported: 5/27/2013 8:47:39 PM 20:47
Location: Castle Rock, CO
|bright orange light that changes speed then flickered out like a candle
I was walking out of a building looking west. There was a bright orange light that at first I thought was a landing light of a small aircraft. This bright orange light (brighter than surrounding stars) was heading east. I was looking up from my location about 80 degrees vertical from horizon. This light sped up rapidly then slowed down.
The whole time this light was flickering.
It was partly cloudy out and I realized that the abjoect was above clouds. There was a little light left from sunset. I thought it was a glare from an aircraft off the sunlight. This object had to be well over 60000 feet up. I never saw a contrail.
This light started to flicker like a candle was burning out. The object slowed down once again and it started to make a turn to the south. When it did this, it fkickered more and more and eventually it went completwly out into a clear sky. I observed closely afterwards and never saw any more flashing lights like that I would see of an aircraft. It left me, my wife, my friend and my kids completely puzzled.