As an aircraft engineering officer at CAAF, 3 of us watched a bright object about 11 o'clock high.
It did not seem to move.
It glowed which over the years puzzled me.
Then several years ago I read that they can emit light.
The Sun was out and it was a perfectly clear early summer day.
I paid particular attention to the brightness.
It closely matched the appearance of several new from the factory B-29's, except for the planes showed the riveted parts.
I womdered how the Sun could make it shine as the Sun was a lot farther away.
I am sure that many hundreds of our people on the base saw it, too.
We speculated that it might be a Japanese balloon as we knew some had come over the Pacific northwest.
That evening at mess in the Officer's Club we talked about it.
Some said a P-63 had been sent up to investigate, but that it was just as far away at 30,000' as from the ground?
Also, Jupiter was mentioned.
If that was true, I have seen that planet only once in my life.
This sighting has troubled me for 61 years now.
I have a more detailed write up in my records.
I am a Registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years experience and perfect credentials.