Colchester, Connecticut, USA; September 19, 2009

Name: Tammy Carmichael

Date of Sighting (and time if known): September 19, 2009

Location of Sighting: Colchester CT

Shape(s) of UFO(s) (If Known): Very large and very bright light, high in sky, aprox size of full moon. Upside down cone shape with no point/tip.

Size(s) of UFO(s) (If Known): Light was aprox size of a normal, full moon.

Color(s) of UFO(s) (If Known): Very Bright white.

Number of UFO(s) (If Known): 1

Distance of UFO(s) in sky (If Known): Very High, above airline craft.

Direction of Travel for UFO(s) (If Known): Ascended Vertically in Southern sky.

Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast):

Further Description of Sighting: On September 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM, I was laying on a hammock facing the southern sky on my raised (level to a second story) back porch. The sky was dark, after sunset. I had been watching the stars come out. The sky was clear, no cloud coverage at all. No moon in the sky. (The hammock is on a self-supporting frame, and there is nothing on my porch to block my view facing east or south. My house was to my right, or west. I was looking at my phone when a bright light slightly to the right of my perspective caught my attention.

The light was an extremely bright and extremely large white light, shining down towards the ground. It was very high in the air, possibly higher than aircraft would generally fly.

The light spread out like an upside down cone, but without a distinguishable tip. For about 15 seconds, the outline or form of the light was very clear and distinguishable. The light was about the size of a normal full moon, or just slightly smaller.

The light rose vertically. As it did, the clarity of the outline of the light dissipated and was replaced by a patch of “brightness” in the sky, which slowly became larger and larger, then faded slowly to black. This process lasted about 4 minutes.

This patch of brightness against the night sky would have about filled the dipper portion of the big dipper at its largest point before fading to black.

The simplest way for me to describe it is it was as if someone had turned on the brightest spotlight I could imagine from the atmosphere, and as it ascended, I seemed to be viewing the light from underneath the source.

According the compass on my iPhone, the object was approximately at 180 -189 degrees south.

The light was completely gone at 7:55 PM.

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