|Occurred : 8/16/1997 17:00 (Entered as : 8/16/97 17:00)
Reported: 1/18/2006 5:10:35 PM 17:10
Location: Loring AFB, ME
Duration:5 or 6 minutes
|cigar shaped object spotted over loring air force base in maine august 1997
My wife and I were at a Phish concert Loring Air Force base in northern Maine in August of 1997. The concert was a big summer ending event that lasted three days. An orchestra from Portland was performing Swan Lake before the first of three sets on the evening. During the performance a glider was towed in and released and started doing aerobatics that went with the orchestra. It was a clear afternoon with very few clouds that were very high in the atmosphere.
As my wife and I were watching the glider we both noticed, without saying anything to one another at the time, a cigar shaped object in pretty much a stationary position directly above us. The object was very high (I'm guessing at least cloud level] and as I stated seemingly stationary.
The object stayed at this location for a minute or so and then began to slowly move. It never at this point moved straight. It just slowly moved in slight arcs and almost made a circle.
It continued this for another couple of minutes and then stopped,almost motionless for avery brief moment [maybe 10 to 20 seconds] then it seemed to elongate and amazingly fast stretched almost 5 to 10 times its original length and disappeared.
I did't say anything to my wife, nor her to me,for a couple or minutes. We both told each other the same story and were very bewildered.
I have only told a few others of this. There were roughly 100,000 people at the show. Maybe someone else witnessed the same event.?????
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. We would like to have the precise date of the concert, if anyone knows what it was. PD))