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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/15/1947 12:00 (Entered as : 07/15/1947 12:00)
Reported: 1/18/2008 6:51:12 PM 18:51
Posted: 1/21/2008
Location: Keeneyville, IL
Shape: Formation
Duration:five minutes
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.