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Occurred : 10/31/2016 19:03 (Entered as : 31/10/16 19:03)
Reported: 4/27/2017 2:32:25 PM 14:32
Posted: 4/28/2017
Location: Wichita, KS
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minutes
Baffling Green Orb In the Skies Of Wichita Kansas

On Halloween night (31 OCT 16), at approximately 17:03, while trick or treating with my son, my wife, and myself witnessed a green object flying in the sky in the city of Wichita, Kansas.

Initially I thought this was a joke, a balloon, or drone, but the more I looked at it, I realized I was looking at an event I still cannot explain. I am ex-military, aviation, meteorology, and astronomy are hobbies of mine. I posses a science degree, and this was an exceptionally bizarre sighting.

Light appeared to be in the shape of an Asian paper lantern, but cropped at the top and bottom, was lime green and was internally lit. Object was completely silent, and due to overcast, could not have been more than 500 feet in altitude maximum.

Object was lit in a manner that I have never seen, it was not a LED, or filament bulb. No light rays extended from the object.

Object did not deviate in altitude and flew very level, and crossed from South to North, where it became obscured by trees in my line of sight.

I asked my son who was in a slightly differing position, where it went, he said it continued in a straight line for a about another second, and curved upward at an accelerated rate of speed and disappeared in the cloud cover.

Again, I cannot explain what I saw, and can honestly state that this was not a drone, or weather related phenomena, and I have never seen a light source of this type.