|Occurred : 8/15/2004 15:45 (Entered as : 08/15/2004 15:45)
Reported: 8/18/2004 10:41:04 PM 22:41
Location: South Bend, IN
Duration:Aprx. 4 mins.
|The object made a sharp right turn, spun around and shot off like a bullet.
While watching some turkey-buzzards sunday afternoon I noticed a high altitude craft moving from southeast to northwest almost straight above me, at first I though it was pretty amazing that a buzzard could fly that high; Then it made a 90 degree turn with no arc or loss of speed. I ran into my house and got my binoculars, when I got got back it was maneuvering erratically a little to the north. When I got a good look at it, it was a black triangle with a bright red line accross the back. It was wider than long, like a large hang-glider. After about 30 seconds it stopped and rotated slowly in place one complete turn then shot off to the east like a bullet. The sky was mostly clear and blue with a few puffy white clouds. It looked to me to be as high as commercial air traffic which would have made it about the size of a 747. I noticed no sound but I could hear a jet at about the same altitude a few seconds later moving in almost the same direction. The triangle left no contrail but the jet did.