|Occurred : 2/28/2007 15:30 (Entered as : 02/28/07 15:30)
Reported: 3/1/2007 5:54:32 PM 17:54
Location: Melbourne, FL
|Metallic Spherical Object spotted at 3000-3500ft by Melbourne/East Coast 20-30nm south of the Space Station. in a PA28 at 4500ft
Hi there, I'm a pilot from the vero beach area and was on a cross country flight from vero beach to Ocala, took off round 2:30p.m Local and climbed to my cruise altitude of 4500feet in a PA-28.
About 10 miles north of the Melbourne VOR and on the 343degree radial northbound, I witnessed a metallic spherical object 500-1000ft below me to my 11 oclock. The object appeared to be about 3-5m minimum in diameter, could have been bigger, and was completely shiny with nothing interms of design or edges, a pure metallic sphere and passed over onto my wing side where i saw it, was about 500-1000 ft from me, and like i said about 500 ft to 1000 ft below the horizon and I can definitely see it in contrast to the green background of the ground. It may have been hovering or traveling at a very slow speed. With the sun reflecting the front portion of the sphere, I can literally focus on the rear and from there I followed it and made sure it was in fact a sphere and shiny metallic surface.
I was filing a flight plan with St. Petersbrgh Flight Service Station at the same time and was interrupted by the sighting and I filed the report instantly and in the same conversation as with the filing of the plan with no pauses with the station.
Until now, no news on what it may have been but i was told information was sent to nasa....
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))