|Occurred : 5/16/2014 17:15 (Entered as : 05/16/14 17:15)
Reported: 5/16/2014 11:31:28 PM 23:31
Location: Calgary (Canada), AB
|White semi-transparent oval-ish object moving at high speed directly opposite direction of airliner.
Friday, May 16, 2014
I was outside in my backyard in Calgary, Alberta, about 5:15pm and noticed that airliners coming out of YYC airport appeared to reaching higher altitudes faster than what we normally see in take off patterns.
I watched one airliner as it banked from its southward climb out to a westward direction.
Approximately one minute later, I noticed another airliner which remained climbing out in a southward direction and appeared to be at a surprisingly high altitude for just coming out of our airport.
As I watched that airliner move past the directly vertical position my eye caught an object moving in exactly the opposite direction, south to north, at what appeared to be a high altitude at a speed at least equal to the airliner.
The object was white in colour, with a bit of an oval shape about it and with a degree of transparency towards the middle. It appeared smaller than the airliner and I at first thought that it must be a bird but there were no wings and none of the typical motion of a bird. The flight path was very straight.
It was in my field of view for approximately 10 seconds and having ruled out it being a bird I wondered if it might perhaps be a balloon being pushed along by a high altitude wind even though there was no wind at ground level and when I have seen weather balloons or kids balloons in the past they have all displayed some degree of buffeting motion being pushed along by wind. In this case the object had a solid trajectory as it travelled along. No sound from object.