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Occurred : 5/23/2007 15:30 (Entered as : 05/23/07 15:30)
Reported: 5/24/2007 1:03:04 PM 13:03
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Cross Lanes, WV
Shape: Oval
Duration:15 minutes
Hovering Orb

5/23/2007 15:30 hours Cross Lanes, WV Latitude 38.412223 Longitude -81.80364 I was outside on my break watching the skies as always. Today though was a little different.

At around an 80 degree angle over head I saw what I first though was a jetliner flying over like they do regularly here. Instead of a jetliner though I spotted an white/silver orb like object in the sky at around 30,000 feet and probably the size of a 747 (I say that size due to my having seen 747’s at that altitude in the past flying over).

The object was hovering in place and not moving in any direction. It was spinning or moving in some way in place however as the refection of sunlight off of it continued to change. It remained there in that same spot not moving for a full 15 minutes. It wasn’t a star or planet (there’s nothing there today), couldn’t have been a plane because it wasn’t moving and clouds in the sky were moving relative to it. I took a shot of it with my camera phone but the resolution is no good enough to see the object.

I also checked FlightAware.com when I came back in and there were no commercial aircraft showing in the area at the time.