|Occurred : 8/18/2003 15:00 (Entered as : 08/18/03 15:00)
Reported: 8/22/2003 10:37:24 AM 10:37
Location: Eagle Lake Manor, WI
|Flying diamond shape abruptly accelerates than dissapears
While sunbathing on a boat in the middle of a small inland Wisconsin lake (42deg 40'longitude, 88deg 10' lattitude) I took notice of what I assumed was a bird soaring north north-northeast directly overhead. It struck me that it was at an extremely high altitude and perfectly steady. Then I immediately realized that the perfect diamond shape (like a playing card) was no bird.
The object was moving along the short axis of the diamond. The relative size was approximate to a pencil lead held at arms length. The clarity of the outline gave me the impression that it was less than a mile altitude and under 80’ wide. It seemed black with a reddish area in the center which was hard to determine against a bright blue, clear sky.
Being somewhat of an aviation enthusiast I realized it was no aircraft I have ever been aware of. This was confirmed by the complete silence that would have betrayed an airplane, helicopter or model plane. The sharp shape and completely straight steady motion ruled out any special balloon or kite, especially on such a calm day.
The rate of travel was about that of a private plane but still seemed un-airplane like in relation to the altitude. Then it suddenly accelerated up to about double it’s original speed, much quicker than any fighter jet could change speed. A half second later, while still clearly visible, it just disappeared or at least accelerated away faster than I could see it go.
During this seven second event, it traveled less than two hand widths at arms length through the sky. Luckily, I was so captivated that I didn't think of reaching for the binoculars or camera or pointing it out to my girlfriend. Had I tried, I would have missed the disappearing act.