|Occurred : 7/1/1995 04:30 (Entered as : 07/01/95 04:30)
Reported: 3/23/2000 10:56
Location: Bellevue, NE
|Silent craft flying extremely low dropping flaming embers
I was located less than a mile north of Offutt AFB (Nebraska) in a grocery store parking lot on Highway 370 when I noticed 'fire' in the sky to the north of my location. Upon further inspection, it appeared to be moving very slowly with flaming embers falling from the bottom. There was not any sound associated with the craft and I feared it was a jet crashing. However, it didnt lose any altitude and continued traveling westward until I couldnt see it. I never heard any crash sound and there were no reports of downed aircraft from the base. The details of the event are sketchy for me because I didn't write them down. I didn't really think much about it until I heard another report describing the flaming embers. I dont remember any lights associated with the craft other than the embers. It was flying lower than the top of a water tower to the west of my location. I am certified as a weather observer/forecaster and have extensive experience watching the night time sky, though this is what I would consider my first UFO encounter. I just assumed it was an unannounced military aircraft.