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Occurred : 11/12/2004 15:30 (Entered as : 11/12/2004 15:30)
Reported: 12/30/2004 6:18:49 PM 18:18
Posted: 1/19/2005
Location: Depew, NY
Shape: Cigar
Duration:2 minutes
A cigar shaped, shiney, silvery object stopped and started a few times, without turning, over Depew, NY.

On Friday, November 12th, at 3:30 PM, my husband was driving me to a doctor appointment, driving north on Transit Road.

I had my seat back and was just looking up at the sky out the passenger window. The sun was shining and there were a few clouds in the sky, a very nice day. I was looking northeast from the car. My husband stopped for a red light at Broadway and Transit Rd...and that's when I saw it.

I spotted an object, elongated like a cigar, which appeared to be metal, silver in color, the sun shining on it. There was no sound at all that I could hear and I didn't see any windows or wings. It traveled in an southeasterly direction. I then spotted a plane traveling northwest and I thought they would collide, but the plane crossed in front of it. I wondered if the pilot saw this thing. The cigar shaped object traveled slowly and steadily......then suddenly stopped in midair for a second, then moved in the direction from which it came.....no turning or anything. I couldn't take my eyes off it. I had never seen anything like it in my life. My husband continued north on Transit Road and I kept my eyes on the object. By now I was babbling like a maniac. Then it stopped again for a second, and moved again from where it came.......I kept my eyes on it as we traveled....and I saw it once again stop and start traveling again..but then we were so far I couldn't keep track of it.

Continuing on to Main Street, I noticed before and after the doctor appointment that there were quite a number of planes in the sky, with their white exhaust trailing after them.

I am thoroughly puzzled and amazed. I don't know of anything that moves in the sky, stops in midair, then goes in the opposite direction, without turning. My husband suggested it was a blimp, but even blimps have to make a turn to go in the opposite direction, don't they? He didn't see it at all because he had his eyes on the road going north.

It most certainly was NOT a balloon, nor a blimp. It had no wings. I can't determine its altitude, but as I recall, the plane looked a bit larger and I could see the plane had wings. That's about all I can remember about it, but I can't forget it.

An internet friend of mine who lives in Canada said that the next day she also saw something in the sky that looked like what I described. She lives in Stoney Creek, Ontario, but I'm not sure if she was in Stoney Creek at the time she saw it.

((NUFORC Note: Date of sighting is approximate. PD))