NUFORC Sighting 113147

Occurred: 2014-09-01 20:35 Local
Reported: 2014-09-01 18:01 Pacific
Duration: 45 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Galloway, NJ, USA

Shape: Light

Bright light at high altitude traveling at very high rate of speed over Galloway NJ from south to north.

White light at very high altitude moving from south to north at high rate of speed. Thought at first it was an aircraft, no position lights or strobes noticed. Light flared bright for a second, then dimmed back down to the way it was when first sighted.

First noticed it overhead and just south of my position, was out of sight towards the north within about 45 seconds. No tail noticed. Sky was very clear and outside house lights were on and could see object clearly.

I have seen satellites before moving at this kind of speed, but never this bright and noticeable, especially with outside house lights on.


NUFORC Note; We wonder whether the witness may have observed the characteristic "flare," or reflection of sunlight, from an antenna on an "Iridium" satellite. Such reflections can be seen from almost anywhere on the planet, and on almost every night. PD

Posted 2014-09-05

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