|Occurred : 7/7/2002 14:00 (Entered as : O7/07/02 14:00)
Reported: 7/12/2002 9:23:07 AM 09:23
Location: Chagrin Falls, OH
|Digital photos of high altitude object over Chagrin Falls, Oh., 07/07/02. "Popping" sound(distant) behind object.
PLEASE NOTE - I AM A RETIRED PHYSICIAN - AND FORMER PILOT. JULY 7th, Sunday afternoon approx. 2:00 pm esds time while working in my back yard, I heard a distant "popping" sound coming from over my head. This caused me to look up. At first I had a difficult time finding the source of the sound. I looked ahead of the sound - as one does for a jet at altitude - the object was approx. 10 degrees ahead of the returned sound - using 180 degrees from horizon to horizon as the parameter. The entire event lasted slightly less than 5 minutes. The object's heading was WNW to ESE. It also appeared to roll once - outside loop type - not barrel roll. No vapor trail was present. My guess at it's altitude was well over 30,000 feet AGL. It was very large and moving at a constant rate. You should be able to estimate size and height of the object between the zero magnification photo and the leaves on the oak trees in the various photos. I have the photos saved to cd in tiff. format should you need them. You may contact me via my E-Mail address which follows. ((e-address deleted)) This was no hot air balloon. Sincerely, Dr. ((deleted)) I am e-mailing photos to email@example.com as requested today.