|Occurred : 7/6/2004 12:00 (Entered as : 070604 12:00)
Reported: 7/8/2004 1:30:56 AM 01:30
Location: Cambridgeshire (UK/England),
|Cambridgeshire, England. The conditions were excellent: blue skies, with a few sizable white clouds making an appearance. At around 11:45am, I noticed a single bright "dot" in the sky, almost as high as a satellite would appear at night. No sound was coming from the object. It was moving very slowly. I decided to fetch a pair of 10-zoom binoculars so that I could get a clearer inspection. Through the binoculars, the object appeared oblong-shaped, with luminous sides that alternately glowed then dimmed as it continued to travel slowly along in a strange tumbling-like motion. All the time it maintained its near-satellite altitude. The middle of the oblong-shaped object appeared translucent, and I could see blue sky through it. At no time was the sun reflecting off the object. The object also wasn't a balloon, as it appeared to stop for 20 seconds or so before moving on.
The object was proceeding in a westerly direction, until two USAF tanker planes appeared close by from the south, at around 20,000 feet. The object then changed direction, gliding slowly about the sky in it's strange, tumbling motion -- falling end over end -- at the same altitude. I continued to watch the object through binoculars until it was directly overhead. A light aircraft, at around 5,000 feet, passed under the object. I eventually lost sight of the object in a big cloud. I gave up observing due to a stiff neck! I've seen some strange aerial objects in this part of Cambridgeshire (we also get chemtrails around here too), but this one ranks as the most bizarre, due to its odd plasma-like, quasi-organic appearance. I'm not a trained observer, just a normal civilian.