|Occurred : 5/16/2000 11:00 (Entered as : 5/16/00 11:00)
Reported: 6/20/2000 14:20
Location: Charlotte, NC
|A small, white object followed a plane about to land at the Charlotte airport.
I was on a flight from Houston to Charlotte when I saw the object. (since I live in Houston, I have no idea of the zip code or county) It was egg shaped except that it had a flat top. I was able to make a good determination of its size by watching it fly through clouds. The result- 5 feet tall, 2 feet wide. I only observed it for a minute, but it seemed to be flying parallel to the plane. Whenever the plane would turn, it would stay in the same place. It sped up sometimes, and I lost sight of it about 30 seconds before we landed. I was able to determine that it was a real object (because of the clouds), but it could be a strange remotely piloted terrestrial craft. However, I could not determine the object's propulsion system, and I don't think something that size can fly that fast. I made sound observations, and there's no question in my mind that I saw a solid object that wasn't an airplane. But here's the problem- I was reading Above Top Secret by Timothy Good on the flight. I don't think it impaired my ability to see, but Phil Klass might say otherwise.