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Occurred : 8/25/2004 18:00 (Entered as : 08/25/2004 18:00)
Reported: 8/29/2004 7:26:23 AM 07:26
Posted: 9/1/2004
Location: Topeka, KS
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:3 - 4 minutes
Bright cylinder seen flying over Topeka during storm.

I observed a bright white or silver tube shaped object flying from south to north just below the top but up next to a wall of dark storm clouds over Topeka Kansas. The object was about three times as long as it was wide but the overall size was hard to judge. It was traveling at about the speed of an airplane but after flyng for a minute or less it stopped in the air and was stationary for a few minutes. The object was very visable against the darkness of the clouds and I could see turbulance in the clouds being blown around it which did not appear to affect it. The object then gradually faded becomming harder to see until it disappeared. I have a private pilots lisc.