|Occurred : 9/25/2003 19:10 (Entered as : 09/25/2003 19:10)
Reported: 10/28/2003 10:13:58 PM 22:13
Location: Charlotte, NC
|One oval, silver craft spotted over highway, appeared to hover and then fly away
Observer's background: Rather interested in UFOlogy, never reported a sighting before. Have been a witness to several 'haunted' house phenomena, however.
Sighting occurred over I-485 and Johnston Road exit. While driving, I noticed a shiny, silvery object ahead of me in the evening daylight. It appeared to be stationary which is why it caught my attention. Over the next 30 seconds, I approached it and got as directly underneath it as possible. That's when I pulled off the road to get a better look. It was a brief moment after I pulled over that the object began to move away in a very straight line at a rather moderate and constant speed. It was small from my vantage point, but very obviously oval shaped, and silver-reflective, and appeared to be darkened in the center. Everything about it was just odd, from it's shape, reflectiveness, the way it appeared to begin moving from a dead stop, and the way it just seemed to 'cut through' the air in an extremely straight flight path. It was still light outside, and I could see no lights, no trails, and heard absolutely no sound (I was pulled off the highway).
There is quite a bit of air traffic over this area, and as such I am rather used to seeing airplanes in the sky. This, I can say, certainly did not look like any airplane I've seen, nor a helicopter. If anything, it resembled an ovoid blimp shape, but it was quite small/high up and just didn't stike me as a blimp.