|Occurred : 6/15/2007 22:30 (Entered as : 06/15/2007 22:30)
Reported: 6/17/2007 3:40:01 AM 03:40
Location: South Central Iraq,
Duration:App. 30 minutes
|Strange object/funnel cloud with two steady lights moving over south central Iraq.
I am in the US Military and currently stationed in Iraq.
On 15 June 2007 at approximately 2230, I and two other soldiers saw a strange object/formation/thing in the sky. It looked like a funnel cloud about 100 feet tall and was approaching us from a northwest direction. It was white/grey in color. There were no visible lights on it.
It was moving fairly fast. I used my night vision goggles to get a better look at it. I could then see two steady lights. One light was at the bottom of the funnel and the other about halfway up the right side.
As the object passed overhead, it looked more like a cone. Once it passed us, it headed into a southeast direction, then immediately south.
I noticed a third light moving towards the object at a greater rate of speed with my night vision goggles in the same direction; both moving south from Baghdad. The object and lights then began to fade out of sight.
I am not sure if this was a UFO or the International Space Station, since they began working on it I believe the same day. I'm sure there were other people who saw it here also. It was dark and wish I could have taken pictures.
((NUFORC Note: According to the schedule for the ISS, posted at www.Heavens-above.com, it was not visible from Iraq from June 9th to June 17th. Hence, the object could not have been the ISS, which does not look cone-shaped. PD))