|Occurred : 6/17/2006 20:20 (Entered as : 06/17/2006 20:20)
Reported: 6/17/2006 7:13:56 PM 19:13
Location: Plains, PA
|Black rotating donut or ring shaped object drifting slowly across the sky
My wife, brother, mother and I were shooting birds in my mother's backyard with a pellet gun when I noticed something floating or drifting through the air. My brother went inside to get two pair of binoculars to better see the object. The object was black and donut or ring shaped and appeared to slowly rotate or spin on a horizontal axis. You could clearly see the sky through the hollow center as it rotated. The object moved in a roughly south to north direction and was visible to the naked eye for 5 to 10 minutes. Using binoculars enhanced what we could see with the naked eye. The craft had no lights, and did not seemingly emit or reflect any light.
I tried calling the local law enforcement, the local airport (in which direction the object was heading) and the FBI in Quantico, VA. My calls were either not answered or I was given the brush off and not taken seriously.
The object was approximately 500 to 1000 feet off the ground and moved very slowly as if drifting through the sky. To give an approximation of the speed in which it traveled, we watched the object cross the sky for between 5 and 10 minutes. About 10 minutes after the object disappeared from view, a passenger jet was flying in a south to north direction (same as the craft), at a low altitude (a couple thousand feet, probably) and crossed the same area of sky that the craft did in about half a minute to a minute.