|Occurred : 7/7/1999 23:39 (Entered as : 7/7/99 24:oo)
Reported: 7/7/1999 02:38
Location: Grissom AFB (approx. 20 south of), IN
Duration:10 min in my sight
|as (craft) ? travelled S. it's narrow end was forward, it was a shinny metallic in tone.
Clear skies, 12 noon. I was glancing about the tree tops at my home and noticed this shinny metallic object, I live near a Reserve Air base so seeing aircraft is typical we have a stelth here and many tankers. This object was just not right, it was silent, and travelled at a altitude that was upper mid levels, to low to be commercial and to high to be leaving the base. It's speed was not extremely fast. ( if you held a quarter up to the sky, it would travel the span in 3 or 4 seconds at upper mid levels about 15 to 20 thousand ft.) It had no contrails and with a passing of a cold front it should be cold enough at that elevation to produce them. It had no propellers as in Heicopter, nor did I view it to have wings. It also made a no banking turn to the south east. Than out of my sight range. I had a son run to get my camera but was to late. At these levels I could see that the ( craft) was a egg shaped more short than long. My observation skills are good, I am a meteorology student, working on METAR. I am open minded, I believe I have had a several spanning year contact beginning at the age of 7, and have never told anyone till this moment.