NUFORC Sighting 53112

Occurred: 2006-10-27 19:30 Local
Reported: 2006-10-27 13:28 Pacific
Duration: 30 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Pittsfield, ME, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Changed Color, Aircraft nearby

Was walking dog with my fiance and an airliner was passing overhead. We were looking at it and its flashing lights, which is a common sight as we are near the Bangor Int'l. Airport.

We noticed however an ever brightning star behind the plane. It was getting so bright it drew our attention to it. It grew in brightness to the point a halo formed around it. It was at its brightest about half the size of the full moon.

It suddenly dimmed to a glowing red ball of light that slowly started to move away and then seemed to accelarate up and away very quickly to the northeast.

I am former military and have flown on both civilian and military aircraft. I've spent considerable time on military airfields and am quite familiar with a/c of all types, including the stealth fighter and B2.

I also have an interest in astronomy and am familiar with meteors, comets, etc. What I and my fiance saw was unlike anything I have ever witnessed. It has left me frustrated feeling like after seeing something so incredible there should be something more.

Hope you find this report helpful in some way.

Posted 2006-10-30

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