|Occurred : 6/20/1998 21:30 (Entered as : 06/20/1998 21:30)
Reported: 9/19/2004 8:50:09 AM 08:50
Location: Wilmington, NC
|There is "NO" aircraft that can fly that slow, with the exception of a helicopter/glider, and have enough "air lift" to stay aloft.
The craft was in the shape of a 3 leaf clover, with a globe in the center of the bottom of the craft, which seemed to emit a greenish color. There was a dark thin band which stretched across the craft on the side we could see.
The craft was against a night sky, but clearly lit up for myself, my wife, and daughter to see in full detail. The size of the craft could not be determined by us, as there wasn't anything in its background for size comparison.
The best estimate I can come up with...the craft was moving at a rate of speed in the neighborhood of 35/40 mph, based on where we first saw it, how long it took to reach a point 1 mile away from us (estimated) then it turned upwards slowly to make its descent, and we lost its track due to our view being obscured by trees. The craft was lit on the top as well, as we could see at the time of its descent.
The flight path this craft was flying was obvious it/them was not concerned as to whom saw it, as it was flying directly over one of the more heavily traveled roads in our city.
This sighting was reported to 2 local TV stations by my wife, with negative response, which would be the "norm".
This craft made "no sound" as it passed us by.......