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Okay. I know I am going to regret sharing this experience here. I had promised myself I was going to take this memory to my grave without saying
anything to anyone about it, but here it goes.
I spent Thanksgiving up in the mountains with family. My family is quite large and I have always had a love of the sky and books, earning me the
labels of "bookworm", "nerd", "geek" and now the "info junkie".
No one was interested in sky watching, and none were surprised that I was outside with several binoculars mapping the sky. When it was time to gather
everyone for the the pre meal blessings I went in the house. The upstairs was packed and the little ones were in and out and all about, so I decided
to put my binoculars away some place safe and took them downstairs to my bedroom. As I turned to walk out the door I caught a glimpse of a large round
object in the sky just below the sun. It stopped me dead in my tracks.
My reaction was one of great doubt. I asked myself what the hell is it? It was difficult to keep it in view because the sun was so bright and I had to
look in the direction sun without looking directly at the sun. I didn't have any special filters to aid in identifying what I was looking at.
I decided it had to be a reflection coming through the glass, so I went outside. Now I had the deck over my head blocking out my direct view of the
sun, I didn't see it again right away because I was looking in the wrong direction. In fact I had to go back in the house to see if it was still
there and it was, but it was much further from the sun then was where I had been looking. I went back outside and tried to find it again and
unfortunately I was able to see it without the window being in the way. Tried to see with the binoculars, it was tricky, but I could see it. I puzzled
over that object for at least 15 minutes because my Mom and sister came hunting for me.
I started to show them, but something held me back. I decided I would show my family after we had eaten. Later I thought about it and decided I
didn't have enough information to say anything. I spent the rest of the afternoon trying to find someone or something on the net about it. I didn't
see or hear anything so I have tried to push it out of my mind until I find a reasonable explanation for what I saw.
It looked exactly like the sphere in the picture. Just put it in a blue sky with a big sun beside it, but put it below the sun, the same distance but
on the right side not the left. It didn't emit rays like the sun and I know it sound crazy but it seemed to look like it would be cold if you were
I will admit it made me feel very uneasy. I am not making any claims as to what it is or isn't. I am completely clueless to what it was. The only
thing I am completely sure of is that it was "not" a reflection in the window, not in the panes or reflected off the panes.
I kept replaying the warning they gave about viewing the event; "Under no circumstances, attempt to view ISON's journey to the sun."Watch the event
on your computer". I hope someone somewhere so saw it and I hope someone has decent equipment and was able to catch a picture of it.