Location: Brattleboro, VT, USA
Duration: 20 Seconds
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2012-02-02 14:57:46 Pacific
Posted: 2012-02-03 00:00:00
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Aircraft nearby
Bright White Solid Light Observed by Police Officer in sky over southern Vermont USA
I AM A 20 YEAR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. I KNOW WHAT I SAW.
I was walking my Canine at 0445 Hrs. In the town of Brattleboro, VT. I look to the sky frequently as the lack of ambient light allows seeing falling stars very often. As I looked into the sky A VERY BRIGHT WHILE LIGHT MOVED ACROSS THE SKY AT A FAST BUT STEADY SPEED. IT WAS WHITE, NO OTHER COLORS, NO FLASHING AND JUST VERY BRIGHT WHITE. I observed it for a period of 20 seconds and then, as it moved Northwest to Southeast the sky above had cloud cover and precluded me from observing it any further. I have been looking at the night sky for 50 years . . . No one; No one is going to tell me that I saw anything other than what I believe I saw. It was not the belly of a chrome jumbo jet flying so incredibly high that the sun in Australia was lighting it up from 3/4's of the way around the world. It was NOT a weather balloon with a 98 million candle power light bulb. Save all the hokie pokie stuff. I know what I saw and that's final.
Witness amends time; concludes that the object was the ISS, which passed overhead a few minutes after the time indicated above. PD
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