NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/30/2001 10:30 (Entered as : 10/30/01 10:30)
Reported: 10/30/2001 9:57:02 AM 09:57
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Charlotte, NC
Shape: Sphere
Duration:10 minutes
White dots in a clear blue sky.

I looked out my window and saw two planes, at different altitudes, crossing paths and in the same line of sight were 2 round white dots just sitting in the sky. The sky is perfectly bright and blue with no clouds at all. At first I thought nothing of it and then thought that this is kinda weird. They looked like stars but it's too late in the day and they were too bright and too big to be stars. I went to another room to grab my binoculars and went outside. When I got outside I was unable to find the objects. I returned to my office and looked out the window again and there they were. I thought maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me. The whole thing was driving me crazy. I was sure they were really there. Sure enough I found them in the binoculars and watched them. One was positioned at 12 o'clock and the other below it and to the left at 8 o'clock. As I watched, the lower one moved to the right. Both of them appeared to be followed by a light cloud of smoke, not a stream. As the lower one approached the 6 o'clock position both of them just disappeared as if they ducked behind a cloud, yet there are no clouds.

As I write this description of the event, one hour later, a third or one of the original two has appeared in the same place. This time I took a picture but it surely won't show much as the object is too small and the camera too weak. As I watched, it has drifted out of sight away from me and upward.

I've never thought that I had seen a UFO before, although I have always believed in them. I don't know what a weather balloon looks like but this was definately a unique experience and I'm positive that what I saw was not conventional aircraft.