Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Two Bright Gold/Reddish Objects Over Dixon Missouri
Time: 9:19 p.m.
Location of Sighting: Dixon Missouri USA.
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of Objects: 1
Shape of Objects: Rectangular.
Full Description of Event/Sighting: My wife and I live several miles away from any type of bright lights (city). We enjoy star gazing and have been watching the ISS satellite pass over for about a year. On August the 25th we watched the 8:29 pass as expected SSW-ENE. We went inside to watch some TV, then went outside to smoke. About 9:18 we saw a pinnacle of light moving from northeast towards the southwest. At first we thought it was the ISS coming back for it's second pass for the night, but the timing wasn't right.
The ISS wasn't due until 10:06 (which we did view right on time and location). What I saw was two bright gold/reddish objects, maybe connected moving in unison with each other in a straight line directly overhead northeast to southwest at a high rate of speed.
Around 4 minutes from horizon to horizon. The object had the look of an orbital object, same type of steady fluid flow. No sound, no flashing lights, no directional navigation colored lights.
The only explanation I could think up at the time was that it was the space lab and what I was seeing was the huge solar panels, but why wouldn't it look like it did about 45 minutes ago?
Why wasn't this sighting listed on NASA's site for human space flight sightings? We do live 125 miles from Whitman Air Force Base, I was in the airforce and I worked maintenance on tankers and understand the refueling procedures fairly well. I don't believe this was a refueling operation, but I don't have any other explanation for what we saw. Please, help us figure it out.
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