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Occurred : 2/20/2004 19:30 (Entered as : 02/20/2004 19:30)
Reported: 2/21/2004 10:17:46 AM 10:17
Posted: 3/2/2004
Location: Olathe, KS
Shape: Other
Duration:10-15 minutes
Five Unknown Aircraft in Battle Formation Over Kansas

On the evening of Friday, 20 February 2004, 1930 hrs, I observed five air ships/crafts, in the western sky. The sun had gone down; however, the sky was still fairly light. As I sat on my front steps looking west, I began to examine the dark clouds that were just hovering above the homes a few miles away.

Initially, I didn't think anything about it. Since we had mild thunderstorms the night prior, I thought the objects were lingering storm clouds.

As I continued to look in their direction (as the sky became grandually darker), the objects began to lose their cloud-like appearance. The became metalic. The new appearance was dark grey (very dark); however, they were not black. I could tell that they were just a few shades lighter than a solid black color.

Their appearance was similar to that of our U.S. Military/Airforce's flat grey paint. There were no reflective surfaces.

As I have indicated below, the crafts were in a five degree spread formation. I will use the X to depict how they were positioned in the sky: x XXXXX xxxxxxXXXXVXXXXxxxxxx XXXXX xxxxxxXXXXVXXXXxxxxxx The single X represents what appeared to be a cubed like craft--it was the smallest of the five. The five X's represent what appeared to be a tubular craft. The most interesting, were the larger crafts. These were shaped (from my vantage point) similar to that of a hawk or eagle as it floats in the sky awaiting prey. If you were to take a head-on shot of either bird prior to its dive, that is what this larger craft looked like.

These larger craft was positioned firmly in the sky, traveling about 5-6 mph. The wings of the craft were flapping slowly, much like a bird of prey. The wings were several hundred yards long (tip to tip).

As I called my wife to help me identify these crafts, each craft began to slowly fade.

When my wife walked to the steps, the smaller craft took-off. From the nearly motionless position, to several thousand miles per hour (much like a shooting star). My wife screamed.

The tubular craft on the far right, began to slowly fade. Then, the larger craft on the far right began to fade. The transition was slow and deliberate.

The tubular craft on the far left, began to fade once the larger craft on the right faded.

The last remaining craft (one of the bird like crafts), just seem to sit there. I got the impression that it knew we were stairing at it. We could feel something staring back at us.

I wanted to get a better look, since we couldn't find a camera. We jumped in our vehicle, and drop up the hill toward where the final craft was positioned. Once we got there, it began to fade as well. We saw the final transition. It went from an extremely large bulky craft to a transparent (which isn't a adequate expression). The craft appeared to blend into the sky. We could now see a camouflaged craft that had lights/dim orange lights completely surrounding the outline of its shape.

The lights were very orange.

What was once a bulky bird-like craft, became fluid limber well camouflaged craft that seemed to glide much like a stingray in the ocean.

It was like watcing fluid in motion as this craft twirled (as if it were displaying its prowess) in the sky. Within a second, it went straight up, and was gone.

Needless to say, my wife and I could not do anything else for the rest of the night. We just sat there watching the sky.

One interesting point, when we were jumping into the vehicle to chase the craft, we decided to take the family dog. The dog didn't want to go outside (this is a dog that runs to the door when it hears the lock click--he's always game for the outdoors). He was scared of something.

My background is military, two science degrees, own businesses, and consider myself normal (both mentally and pysically). My wife has a science background, and is an executive with a prominent medical corporation. We are a grounded family.

These things were real, and there was a threat present.