|Occurred : 11/30/1990 18:30 (Entered as : 11-30-1990 18:30)
Reported: 11/16/2005 6:23:17 PM 18:23
Location: Naples, FL
|A very large, black, silent, boomerang flying very very fast over Naples, Florida.
At first I did not submit a formal report because the incident happened so long ago, and I can no longer find the details I wrote down immediately after my sighting.
However, when I read the report on this website of a sighting in Naples, Florida on 11/3/2005 I couldn't help but be stunned. The reported sighting was almost identical to a sighting I had about 15 to 18 years ago.
I also live in Naples, Florida.
The night of my sighting, I was walking down my driveway with my dog.
It was less than an hour after sunset.
I was walking from north to south. I looked up because I saw what I believed to be a satellite moving from west to east. For some reason I can't remember I thought it as Hubble. I watched the satellite until it disappeared into the dark side of the day/night terminator to the east.
At almost the same time the satellite disappeared, there was movement directly above me. Whatever the object was, it was absolutely flat black, and very very fast! The sighting was so brief (only a few seconds), that I could only gather impressions of what I saw.
Although the sky was dark and moonless, the object was so dark that I could see a boomerang shape against the slightly lighter night sky. It seemed to be low, and was very large. Much larger than any airplane I have ever seen. It was absolutely silent. Not a hiss or whoosh came when it passed overhead.
For some reason I had the feeling the leading edge of the shape was just a very little lighter than the trailing edge. Basically, I saw a very dark object against a slightly lighter, clear black sky blocking out the stars. The weather was clear, with a few clouds on the southern horizon. The star Fomalhaut was clearly visible above the clouds to the south.
The thought has occurred to me, the object was intentionally flying near the edge of the terminator in order to remain in darkness. When I checked the date and time of the 11/3/05 sighting, I found that the position of the terminator would have been similar to my sighting. The largest discrepancy in the two sightings is that my object was traveling in a north to south direction, rather then the northeast to southwest direction of the 11/03/05 sighting.
I can still see the object in my minds eye, although some of the detail has been lost. It is something I hope I will never completely forget.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))