|Occurred : 1/1/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 01/00 22:00)
Reported: 2/19/2001 22:36
Location: Evansville, IN
|Long black cigar-shaped craft flew over at low altitude and was extremely quick despite no engine noise (only wind)
Standing in the driveway facing the garage (east) saw bright lights reflecting off of the garage door-turned (west) towards the street expecting to see a car in the street facing our house, or even a car in our driveway. No car present. Immediately looked up and heard a "whoosh", or something cutting through the wind, like a hang-glider-only I saw a fairly large (approx. 30 ft long) black cigar shaped aircraft of some sorts. I have experience working around aircraft at night, and this was very different. It had no sound (engine) after the initial noise. It flew from south to north just above a mature tree in our back yard. It dissappeared in an instant-making no noise at all. It was truely amazing. I wondered what I had just witnessed. Maybe some new Govt aircraft. I called EVV and talked to ATC. No reports of low flying aircraft. Our house lies under the approach pattern for aircraft from the south-however we are 6 miles south of the airport-much too far for an aircraft to be at an altitude of 40-60 feet. There are too many power lines for it too have been a hanged-glider, plus it was dark. That would have been suicide.