|Occurred : 12/17/1997 11:45
Reported: 12/28/1997 20:37
Location: Burlington, VT
|Summary : Large object at above 50,000 feet: est speed around 3,000 kts: diamond design. no visable trail: est 300 x 300 feet. Have seen in area before, on same heading of from 250 southwest to 30 north. I am ex military pilot with 2000 hours fixed wing: and 2750 hours in rotors: we all sensed air displacement and strange electrical activity. My scanner locked on 355.5600 and burned out! Have asked around local Air Guard Unit, and staff reports they had calls all day the 17th.: they say it was fireball !
UFO 300 X 300 feet: metal blue-black: delta winged 3/4 of way with pointed rear. Strange electrical activity burn out some tvs, and radios in area. Was at about 50,000 feet heading north 30, from about 250 south: speed increased to 3,000 kts. Witnessed by ex-military pilot with over 5000 hours: Co-chair person for Vermont Vocational Rehab Council: and Marine Reserve Major. Object made turns of 30 to 45 degrees, and climbed. Some light green color seen near rear.