|Occurred : 1/2/2007 14:00 (Entered as : 01/02/07 14:00)
Reported: 1/2/2007 6:34:16 PM 18:34
Location: Carpendale, WV
|I was especially surprised at how fast it was moving
Not exactly sure if this was a UFO or not. I did find it very curious.
Approx. 14:00 Hrs. (2 pm), my daughter pointed out a fast moving object in the sky through our skylight window. We see a lot of high flying (assumed commercial) aircraft over our general area. We also have a small airport over the mountain (to the east) from our home. Normally the high flying aircraft travel from east to west, west to east. The same holds true for the low flying aircraft in transit to and from the small airport nearby (save the occasional low flying personal aircraft either alone or with a glider in tow). I grew up in the neighbor hood in which I now have a home so I am familiar with the normal flightpaths of the regular air traffic.
What I found particularly strange about this object was not only the direction in which it was travelling (from south to north) but the speed in which it was travelling. You can normally watch a commercial aircraft (at high altitude) flying from east to west, wast to east, horizon to horizon for several minutes as it passes over. We viewed this object for only few seconds through the skylight and as it passed our view and as I exited the house through the back door, was only able to observe it for few more short seconds before it passed from my line of sight. In addition, the vapor trail left behind by the object dissapated very quickly whereas the normal trails left by high flying commercial craft seem to linger long after the aircraft are out of sight (really don't know if that is significant or not). As I stated previously, I don't know if this was an actual UFO sighting, but it was a very strange event. My daughter sees planes flying overhead regularly, but she was excited enough about watching this object as it sped over us that she brought it to my attention. If there is any info about any commercial flights on this paticular tragectory, I would be interested in hearing about it as it would set my mind at ease about the whole event. I should add that I am an amateur ! UFO enth usiast (I have never seen fit to report a UFO sighting) and would not want to waste anyones time chasing a false or easily explainable sighting.