|Occurred : 2/17/2005 17:08 (Entered as : 02/17/2005 17:08)
Reported: 2/20/2005 12:21:29 AM 00:21
Location: Louisville, KY
|The cloud in the sky observed for aproximately 5 to 6 minutes suddenly disappeared with a minute.
I was taking my daily evening walk in a slight Northeastward direction in the student parking lot of the Southwest campus College at which I am a professor of ((subject deleted)). It was a clear evening with a nice blue sky. There was a breeze that was blowing out of the west. The only clouds noted where behind me a little above the south-west horizon. The sun was to the rear left of me at about approximately 7:00 of due south at an elevation of approximately 60 degrees above the horizon. The northwest and northeast sky in front of and above me was totally devoid of any clouds except for, I noticed one solid white slight puffish at the top and whispy on the bottom appearing as lopsided square shaped STATIONERY white cloud approximately the size of a piece of paper 8x11 held at arms length. It was at approximately 1:00 of due north and approimately 45 to 60 degrees overhead above the horizon. I thought this was very strange the cloud being the only cloud in this sector of the sky and stationery. It did not touch the ground. There were some students walking about the parking lot at that busied going to and leaving classes. None seeming to notice the phenomena and I didn't bother about asking them to note the cloud. I kept watching the cloud for about 5 to 6 minutes and suddenly to my astonishment the cloud began to fade going from a white to a smoky looking brown then total disapperance in less than a minute. It expanded some what in size before disapearing. A few minutes later slightly to the bottom left at slight a distance from where the cloud was a slight glimmer from what looked like a silver BB. About 30 minutes later a manila colored helicopter with a long rounded fuselage with red and blue stripes maybe on the crew cab, appeared from the east and flew near where the cloud was but lower, then it flew west, then south, then north, then, east in a circle several times and then flew off southward. First I thought it was a medivac copter that sometimes lands at the hospital located east of campus. Strangely a copter did land there later but it was green and had a shorter fuselage. At approximately 17:50 upon the second circumvention of my walk I noticed further north beyond where the cloud and where the silver shiny looking BB were, against the blue sky, an object appearing as a silver slim roundish fountain pen held at double arms length was hovering about 45 degrees it apeared above the horizon. This could have been an airliner. There is an airport in that vacinity. Coincidently, in reference to the cloud I observed it seemed to have hovered over where I had read in an earlier report about an observer who said he had seen an object in a field about the size of three football field somewhere around the Palatka Road area here in Louisville. The most outstanding, astonishing and startling obsevation regarding this report though is the sudden diappearance of the cloud completely within a minute. My questions are: has anyone else ever seen an ocurrence such as this and/or is there an explanation for this strange phenmomena that I saw. Then too, every cloud we see may not be JUST an ordinary cloud. Perhaps some type of camouflaging agent for an object or objects??? Weather conditions I took later from the weather station here from off of the internet as follows : some clouds, visibilty clear, Temp 31 degrees, Humidity 45%, Barometric Pressure 30.24 and wind speed at 20 miles per hour Thankyou.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))