|Occurred : 5/28/2004 08:35 (Entered as : 05/28/04 08:35)
Reported: 2/27/2008 3:50:16 PM 15:50
Location: Anchorage, AK
|I saw a silver sphere over Anchorage, Alaska, It stopped hovered and then disappeared before my eyes.
In the spring of 04, as I was driving off Elmendorf AFB, I saw a silver sphere in the sky. I was stopped at the stop light just before the bridge at Mountain View and Boniface Parkway. There were other cars at the light also. I noticed a small aircraft flying from east to west. What caught my eye was it looked to be towing something. This is not unheard of for the Anchorage area, but not all that common either.
I thought it was towing a large balloon at first. By comparing it to the plane, I’d say it looked to be about eight feet tall. As I was looking at it, it stopped moving and the plane kept going. At first I thought it broke away from the tow rope or whatever, but as the plane flew further away, I could tell the sphere was actually much further away than I first thought. I think it had just happened to be moving at the same rate as the airplane, making it look like it was being towed.
It was very near the Chugach mountain range, which is east of Anchorage. I could tell it was spinning on it’s own axis. It was totally featureless. Just a silver orb now hovering in the sky spinning. Then it just disappeared. It is hard to explain, but it looked as though it disappeared on itself as it turned. It never made a sound, but it was far enough away that I don’t think I could have heard it if it did.
When I first noticed it, I was looking through my windshield. I thought it might be some kind of reflection off the windshield, so I rolled down my window and stuck my head out, so I’m sure it was actually there. After it had disappeared, I looked around me to see if anybody else in the other cars had seen it. No one seemed to have noticed it. It was only visible for about 15 or 20 seconds.
I reported this incident shortly after it happened to your web site. It said it had accepted it, but the report never showed on the site. I just chalked it up to a computer error and forgot about it. I’ve only told two people about this incident. My wife and my youngest son. They both laughed at me and thought I was seeing things so I dropped it and never talked about it again. But today, 02/29/08, My oldest adult daughter was visiting with me, and somehow the subject of UFOs came up. Well, it turns out she saw the exact same thing in the same general location about two months ago. So I thought maybe it was important enough to resubmit it. I will leave it to her to decide weather to report her sighting or not.
This incident really occurred. It was a real object, and it really disappeared before my eyes. I am not an attention seeker. I am a military retiree, an ex cop and currently work in the federal security field, so this kind of publicity I don’t need. Do with this report what you will.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))