Several people reported seeing a UFO hovering over Pike County, just west of Pennsylvania, last Tuesday.
Amateur astronomer Allen Epling photographed the object through a high-powered telescope, and uploaded footage of the object to YouTube. The video generated some stir on the popular video sharing site, accumulating more than 170,000 views in under a week.
“Looked like two fluorescent bulbs, side by side, parallel, shining very brightly,” Epling told local WSAZ television. “It would get so bright they would seem to merge, and you could see it very clearly with the naked eye. Then it would dim down almost invisible.”
But even stranger, his wife told him that the object disappeared and appeared to be enveloped by something while he was uploading photos of the object to Facebook, reported the eastern Kentucky-based Appalachian News Service.
“We received several calls about it, but our trooper was unable to locate any object in the sky,” Kentucky State Police Trooper Shaun Little told the service
Epling further described the object as “a very bright daylight star that was getting brighter, then getting dimmer, then getting brighter again.” The object, he continued, was cylindrical, semi-transparent, with two white tubes on the side, and stayed around the same area for two hours.
“I don’t understand how it could stay up there in one place. There was no sign of propellers or any kind of proportion system. No gas is coming out,” Epling told WSAZ.
Epling said he was certain that the object was not a satellite, helicopter, airplane, or a balloon.
“I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen anything like it and I’ve struggled to come up with a good explanation for what it may have been,” he told the service.
The Epoch Times publishes in 35 countries and in 19 languages. Subscribe to our e-newsletter.