|Occurred : 6/18/2002 12:40 (Entered as : 06/18\02 12:40)
Reported: 6/18/2002 2:10:14 PM 14:10
Location: Broomfield, CO
|On 6/18/02 @ approx. 12:45 I saw a metallic sphere shaped object hoovering over Boulder CO. It then moved toward the east and vanished
I am a Healthcare Professional working in Broomfield Colorado. On 6/18/02, at 12:40, I was sitting at an outside table of a restaurant in Broomfield. I was facing west and noticed a Commercial Airliner heading west I'm guessing at about 25k - 30k feet. As it approached the mountains I noticed a small shiny object in the air just south of the airliner and it seemed to me it was hoovering approximately 15k - 20k feet. My wife went to the car and got the binoculars while I kept an eye on the object. There were a few scattered clouds but for the most part it was very clear and bright. I looked at the object through the binoculars and it appeared to be spherical in shape and had a bright chrome like shine to it. It hoovered in the same spot for approximately 4 - 5 minutes and then started moving relatively slowly in an east/southeast direction. I followed it with my binoculars until it was directly above me, unfortunately so was the sun. I lost it in the sunlight and tried to find it again on the eastern side of the sunlight but could not relocate it. It appeared to be gaining altitude as it moved east. At first, before I got the binoculars, I thought it might be a hot air balloon. But when I saw it close up it was just a shiny sphere, no other protrusions or markings. There seemed to be no means of propellsion and there was no noise as it moved. My wife also saw this, but not through the binoculars.
When we got back to work I called the Air Route Traffic Control Center @ 2211 17th Ave. in Longmont Colorado to see if they had seen anything on their radar. They told me there had been no sightings and referred me to the air traffic control tower at Jefferson County Airport. They told me they also had seen nothing. I was then given the number for the National UFO reporting center who I called immediately. I was asked to call the Flight Service Station and find out which way the wind was blowing at this altitude. I was told the winds were blowing out of the Southwest direction 240 @ 15 knots. Next I was asked to file this report which I am doing. Thanks for listening.
I am 49 years old, I have 4 children, I have two degrees (one in electronics, and one in automotive technology). I am an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Airforce where I was an avionics technician on the F-111 fighter, stationed at Mt. Home AFB in Idaho. My wife who is 46, and also works in the Healthcare industry.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke over the telephone with this witness, and he sounded to be quite credible to us. PD))