Silverthorne "It wasn't a bird. It wasn't a plane. It definitely wasn't Superman," said Rod Pscholka, a Silverthorne resident.
So what did Pscholka and his two friends see while sitting on the deck of his Ptarmigan Mountain home Sunday afternoon? They say they saw a flying object, of the unidentifiable variety, and want to know if they're the only ones who beheld the strange sight.
"We couldn't tell what we were seeing," Pscholka said. "It was far enough out there, we couldn't tell what it was. It was maybe 15-feet long. It was pretty weird, whatever it was. Maybe it's the Air Force."
According to Pat Mauro, who lives in Bailey and was visiting Pscholka for the weekend, the "thing" traveled around the Gore Range about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mauro and Pscholka said the object flew toward a meadow filled with elk, scared the animals and then floated out of sight. The whole episode lasted between five and 10 minutes.
"It was really, really weird," Mauro said. "It was too big to be a bird. The way it scared the elk was really strange. It was like it was checking out the elk. The way it was connected and moving, I've never seen anything like that before."
So far, these guys are the only ones reporting the unexplained flying object.