|Occurred : 8/6/2003 13:20 (Entered as : 08/06/2003 13:20)
Reported: 8/6/2003 12:50:43 PM 12:50
Location: Littleton, CO
|Two cylinders or disks circling for several minutes
This is my second report this week. Just a few moments ago I was looking out my window and noticed in front of a cloud something that appeared to be cylinder-shaped making tight circles. At first I thought perhaps it was an eagle, as it did have dark edges and a lighter center, but as it circled I saw it catch the glint of the sun and shine brightly for a second. At this point I noticed there were two of them circling round and round, in relatively stationary, tight circles. They were likely several miles to the west of me, and I'd guess about 5000 feet up -- perhaps 1/3 of the way from horizon to zenith. I called to my co-worker and he came over and also saw these objects. Most of the time only one could be seen, but a couple of times the objects were seen to move in an almost synchronised fashion. They may have been cylinder-shaped, as they tilted while circling, but from my perspective it's hard to say -- i.e. they may have been disks. I can say with confidence, they were not airplanes. In any case, they were fascinating to watch for approximately 5 minutes, when I lost them in a cloudbank. A few minutes later, at exactly 1.28, I looked out and noticed a dark airplane, flying relatively low -- an old, military-looking prop plane, from west to east. It passed my building just to the south.
Incidentally, this morning I saw a small, silent, dark oval drifting very slowly overhead from west to east out my office window, which occasionally seemed to flash a light, and I went outside to watch it; it seemed to hover and float ever so slowly (at times seeming to almost stand still) -- directly overhead. I won't make it a separate report, but I consider it suspicious; I wished I had my binoculars with me so that I could have confirmed whether it was a balloon! My guess is that it was not a balloon, because it was drifting very, very slowly to the east, and the clouds above were moving to the east southeast. Hard to say.
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