|Occurred : 3/16/2000 13:05 (Entered as : 03/16/00 13:05)
Reported: 3/16/2000 12:31
Location: Omaha (72nd & State street, NE
|Returning to work, observed what appeared to be a missle which traveled exceptionally slow.
As I was returning to work, traveling northbound on 72nd street- approaching State street (roughly 3 blocks away), my wife (a simple homemaker of 20 years) and I (a network engineer) noticed a white missle-like object hanging in the sky at roughly a 135-140 degree angle. Slowing our vehicle down, I realized the object was not stationary but rather traveling at a snail's pace in the sky west of 72nd at a consistent altitude and did not appear to have any wings, lights nor was any sign of propulsion (contrails) evident. Although I can cannot accurately estimate the distance that the object was from me with nothing to use for a reference, it did not appear to be more than a couple thousand feet up in the sky as it traveled west/southwest. The object appeared to be roughly about an inch long and a 1/8 of an inch thick if I could pinch it between my fingers at an arms length. The sky was clear with very few cumulus clouds high above and nothing obstructed my veiw of the object. As I turned west on State street and pulled over to get a better look, the slow moving object totally disappeared from view. I have never seen anything remotely similiar to this object before in my life, especially the weird angle (nose-down if the front of the object was at the end which pointed in the direction that it was travelling) that it appeared to fly.