|Occurred : 7/24/2015 21:00 (Entered as : 07/24/2015 21:00)
Reported: 7/26/2015 2:49:05 PM 14:49
Location: Reading, PA
|Orangish colored bright light traveling slowly over Reading, Pa.
I took the dog out around 9:00pm. I always look up at the moon and stars and when I did that night I saw a single orangish colored bright light to the west moving very slowly towards the south. I live close to the local airport, so my first thought was that it was a small plane in a landing pattern, but realized that this was a single bright orangish colored light rather than the bright white landing light or the smaller red and green navigation lights on planes.
I then thought that maybe it was a helicopter but again eliminated that for the same reason. The sky was perfectly clear so there were no clouds to get a good reference of how high or far away the light may have been but I felt like it was maybe a thousand feet up and maybe a mile or so away. I heard no sound that would be associated with a plane or helicopter, but again I really wasn't sure how far away the light really was. As the light traveled slowly towards the south it got smaller and higher in the sky until it disappeared. I don't think it blinked out but rather just got out of my sight due to the distance. I was able to see it for about 5 minutes.
I'm a retired supervisor and have lived close to the local airport for over 20 years, so I know what airplanes and helicopters look like, as they come and go from the airport during the day and night, and this light was like nothing that would be from a plane or helicopter.