|Occurred : 11/2/2001 06:25 (Entered as : 11/02/01 06:25)
Reported: 11/2/2001 1:51:20 PM 13:51
Location: Memphis, TN
|Daylight sighting of a black object moving at high speed below low cloud cover.
I was on my way to work, traveling eastbound on Winchester Road, just outside of the Memphis city limits. There was a low cloud cover, and the sun was not visible in the sky. I noticed a long, black object traveling at high speed beneath the clouds. It appeared on my left, to the north, and moved in a southerly direction.
For a split-second, I thought I might be watching a flock of geese flying over, as we have many geese in the area. However, the object was traveling far faster than any flock of geese could fly. There appeared to be a black "smudge" behind the object. I at first thought this might be a black vapor trail, but the "smudge" didn't linger in the sky. The "smudge" seemed to move in tandem with the object.
The object first appeared as a black line then changed to an acute triangular shape. It struck me as odd that the edges of the object appeared to be blurred and somewhat indistinct. Nevertheless, the most striking feature of the object was the speed with which it traveled across the sky. I cannot begin to estimate its speed, but it was out of sight within seconds.
I'm a professional with two college degrees. I've lived near the flight paths of Memphis International Airport for the past sixteen years and enjoy "sky watching" during the day and at night. I've never seen anything to compare with what I saw this morning. I'm hoping someone else may have seen the object too and will report it to your web site.