Saw & filmed the same object as reported 10/16 in KY & 10/17 in VA

The object that I observed exactly matches those reported on Oct. 16 in Virgie, Kentucky and on Oct. 17 in Cross Junction, VA.

Contrary to the Virgie observer’s 150x telescope, which produced great close ups, my 11″ SCT had a wider angle 40mm eyepiece that yielded 70x. Nevertheless, we both saw the same object as confirmed by our respective videos.

Despite the observers’ reports that the object seemed at times to be stationary, a plot of their locations and date-time data shows that the object’s ground speed was 11 mph, and was steadily northeast bound.

Significantly, still clips from my videos disclose a small, white object nearby the major object, suggesting that the major object might have been suspended by a balloon.

As to the reports of the object’s luminosity, when I first viewed it, it was too bright o look at. It grew dimmer in time and then seemed to maintain a steady brightness.

My opinion: I believe the object was constructed using lightweight aluminum for its primary structure and an outer layer of Mylar, which, to quote an article from Wikipedia, “is a polyester film made from stretched polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and is used for its high tensile strength, chemical and dimensional stability, transparency, reflectivity, gas and aroma barrier properties, and electrical insulation….and reflects up to 99% of light.”

Conclusion: The slow ground-speed,the oscillations,and the steady northeast track all lead me to believe that the object was large, constructed using lightweight material and covered with an outer skin of Mylar; was suspended by a small, but sturdy, balloon(s), and was drifting along with the prevailing northeast weather patterns.
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SMiles Lewis has had a lifelong interest in all things anomalous. An early age proclivity at recalling his nightly dreams as well as several personal experiences with ESP, precognition and dream switching bolstered his interest in the paranormal. Shortly after high-school he joined the local MUFON chapter in Austin, Texas. He would later become a MUFON State Section Director for that group as well as leader of the local UFO Experiencer Support and Study Group. A lover of books, SMiles collected over 1000 titles before founding the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). For over twenty years he has worked with digital audio, video and other bleeding edge internet technologies. He has published his own print journal (E.L.F. Infested Spaces), edited a local paranormal newspaper (Austin Para Times), maintained a large network of websites (ELFIS.net), organized a national UFO conference (NUFOC-38), spoken to anthropologists about UFOs and parapsychology (Encounters with the Fantastic), hosted (and been a guest on) both terrestrial and webradio talk shows and has been podcasting since before the phrase existed. All these efforts and more have led radio talk show host Robert Larson to describe Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” He is also the LOWFI-Texas State Bureau Chief of The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists. SMiles’ current projects include co-hosting PsiOp-Radio with Mack White as part of the many unique shows airing daily on his ANOMALY RADIO Network. He is active with several local non-profits which includes his service on the board of directors for the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies (INACS) and the Scientific Anomaly Institute‘s lending library, the Anomaly Archives. His writings can be found within the Archives of his print journal ELFIS and ANOMALY Magazine. In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio duplication department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of Congress‘ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
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