Scores of attendees at the Connecticut Star party in Ashford, Connecticut were treated to a real UFO sighting at approximately 7:55pm Saturday night. While darkeness was setting in a bright, very bright cone of light was expanding in the southwest. It grew brighter and larger to the size larger than the full moon for about 25 seconds. There was an uproar of about 100 people as observers in the scope filed wondered what it was. A shout went out “for anyone who has a camera operating…try to get an image”! The bright outbrust lasted for a little while more. The cloud that was left dissapated quickly, leaving all of us wonder what it was.
Now, run ahead several hours. At about midnight we heard that there was launch at NASA Wallops launch sight in Virgina about 300 miles away. A NASA press release said ” Scientists will study a cloud formed by the rockets forth stage at about 173 miles altitude.”
Wish we knew about it ahead of time. It would have been great to shoot!
More on this and other sightings at CSP 19 to follow during the week. Stay tuned. Now it is time for some seroius sleep time!