What did I see?
July 5, 2009 10:38 AM Subscribe
Help me identify a strange floating orange dradle I saw in the sky yesterday morning in western VA.
posted by joecacti to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It was about 6 am on a camping trip in western Virginia. I had just appeared from my tent and was getting water, and I looked up in the sky to see an orange boxy-looking thing drifting with the breeze below the broken clouds. I would say it was about 500-1000 feet up, and it looked like a huge bright orange dradle. The clouds were moving quickly and it was below them. Hanging from the dradle was a rope with something smaller on the end. I ran to get my camera, and got a shot off, but it was set on a 15" exposure from taking shots the night before, and after the 15 seconds the thing was gone :(
Any ideas what it was? I would think weather balloon apparatus (maybe the balloon was above the clouds and this sensor part was below?) I would love to see a picture to validate...