|Occurred : 11/4/2005 19:40 (Entered as : 11/04/05 19:40)
Reported: 11/5/2005 3:10:25 PM 15:10
Location: Newcastle, OK
|Noiseless delta-shaped object flying at low altitude and high rate of speed in Oklahoma City vicinity.
I was approximately 10 feet away from the house facing North towards Oklahoma City.
The wind was blowing from the West approx. 10-15mph.
The weather was nice with clear skies with a temperature of about 75 degrees F.
The humidity was around 50%.
There was no moon visible.
There was a meteor shower later that night.
I was sitting in a lawncahir in my backyard enjoying the evening, listening to the wind blow and gazing up at the stars. So I was listening to the wind and looking at the stars I noticed what sounded like a flag whipping in the wind directly above my head. I looked up and immediately saw a very large delta or wedge shaped object flying over the house at a high rate of speed.
The object was larger than my house (2200 sq. ft. 3 bedroom single floor brick home with an attached 3 bay garage). The object appeared to be no more than 150 - 200 feet above the ground. It was travelling North to South at what appeared to be around 200 - 250 mph.
As it passed directly overhead it made no discernable noise except for the sound of "wind" rustling by.
It emitted no light and has no distinguishing features on it other than what appeared to be two corrugations in the skin from the front to the rear of each "wing" (two on each wing).
The color of the object was difficult to make out, but it appeared to have a grey color to it. I couldn't make out any sort of "cockpit" nor could I see any windows or other points of entry on the object.
As the object passed overhead, I exclaimed, "Holy ((deleted))!", jumped out of my chair, turned around as it passed over.
I then grabbed a high-intensity flashlight the was hanging around my neck and shined it upon the object. However, the object cast no reflection, so it was either much higher in altitude than what it appeared or the surface properties of the object were such that it absorbed the light.
As I was shining the light I was running around the corner of the house (West) towards the drive way in order to keep the object in view. However, by the time I reach the driveway (3 seconds) the object has disappeared from view over the neighbors house and tree line acorss the street to the South.
The entire incident lasted no more than 5 - 8 seconds.
I rushed in the house to tell the others what I had seen. I went out to the front lawn (facing South) with my Mother trying to see it the object might come back in view.
As we were looking South I saw a large green meteor shoot dowm at about a 60 degree angle and disappear behind the tree line on the horizon about two miles away. I don't think this was related to what I had witnessed moments before, as a meteor shower was scheduled for later that night. I DO however, know that the object that flew over my house was NOT a meteor.
As a side note: There are two large Air Force bases here in Oklahoma. Tinker AFB is located just Southeast of OKC and is only about 30 minutes from my house. There is also Altus AFB in Altus, OK, in the Southwest of the state near the Texas border.
I have never witnessed any sort of B2 stealth bomber flying in or out of either these AFB's, especially ones that emitted no sound from the engines.
I an a Navy veteran and my Father is a retired Army Major pilot and we have access to both of these military installations, and have never seen anything like that flying around these installations.