NUFORC Sighting 72140

Occurred: 2009-09-07 19:18 Local
Reported: 2009-09-07 20:37 Pacific
Duration: about 6 minutes
No of observers: 3

Location: Fairfield/Bridgeport, CT, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object

Very bright light seen over Tunxis Hill from I-95 in Bridgeport and Fairfield.

We were driving home on I-95 going southbound from a friends house in orange and right about when we got to exit 26 on the southbound lane, I noticed a bright object in the sky. It didn't look like a helicopter or plane and it seemed to be traveling west at a decently fast speed. I pointed it out to my father who was in the front passenger seat(I was in the back seat) and he said that he saw it too and that it did not seem to take on the appearance of an airplane or helicopter.

As we crossed over Rooster River (the border between Bridgeport and Fairfield) between exit 25 southbound and exit 24 southbound, we noticed that the object got larger and we could see it in more detail. It appeared to be over the general area of the CVS drug store on tunxis hill in fairfield from our point of view on I-95. We passed some trees just before exiting I-95 via exit 24 southbound and taking a right into the northern direction. When we got off I-95 just after our view being blocked by some trees to the left (north), we could not see the object anymore over tunxis hill, or in any direction for that matter. It seemed to have just disappeared, it was slightly cloudy so that could have been why we couldn't see it anymore.

During the entire experience, at one point the object looked like it was moving at a high rate of speed, and at another point it looked like it was just hovering for a decently long period of time. Before out view got blocked near exit 24 southbound, the object was close enough to us where we could see it in enough detail to tell for sure that it was not an airplane and was not a helicopter. The object was just a small to medium sized circular light. The light was very bright just to say. and it looked almost as if the light was glossy or glistening in the sky.

This was just before it got dark enough out to see stars, but not dark enough where we could see stars yet. It was still bright outside. This object also got larger as we neared it.

Posted 2009-12-12

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