|Occurred : 7/15/1947 12:00 (Entered as : 07/15/1947 12:00)
Reported: 1/18/2008 6:51:12 PM 18:51
Location: Keeneyville, IL
|A burning particle from space experienced coincident with an unusual over flight at high altitude
While walking down a country road during hot midday I observed three fast moving silver objects directly overhead which I would now estimate to be 30 to 35 thousand feet in altitude at a speed of about 3000 mph. (I am a licensed general aviation commercial pilot instructor and can now estimate the speed and altitude whereas I was unable to do so in 1947 at the age of 10 years old)
After the passing of the objects a hot metalic silver flake about the size of and shape of a sunflower nut appeared on my right forearm. As the flake was apparently burning into my skin I attempted to brush it off with my left hand.
I do not know what happened to the burning hot flake whether it dissolved, burned into my skin or was discarded. I have never disclosed this event to anyone until today.