|Occurred : 5/26/2008 00:00 (Entered as : 05/26/08 0:00)
Reported: 5/26/2008 2:20:52 PM 14:20
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
|Bright yellow flying disk, dark center, observed flying over city of Pittsburgh, PA.
My friend and I were walking through a local park in the city of Pittsburgh close to midnight on Sunday night. We were heading west towards the park entrance, my friend was ahead of me. We were going back to where he thought he dropped his cell phone earlier.
As I was walking, I was looking up at the sky noticing how nice the stars looked, trying to pick out constellations. After about a minute of star gazing I observed to what at first to be a bright, yellow in color, meteor streaming across the sky. But while looking at the object I noticed there was no trail behind, I also saw that within the yellow glow that there was a very distinct disk shaped craft with a darker center (very solid looking). I only observed it for about one to one and a half seconds max.
The object appeared to stop, or rapidly slow down, at one point in midflight, (for a mille second) and continue its flight at the same rate of speed, maybe around 100,000mph. I observed it flying at an altitude of 400-500 ft., moving silently, no noise at all , traveling in a straight path from the SSE towards the NNW. I estimated its size to be about 250ft across. In the time I saw the object it appeared to clear about 30-50 miles (within 1-1.5 sec.).
Unfortunately neither my friend, who was searching for his phone, nor the bum in the park could confirm my sighting, to my knowledge I am the only person who had seen the object.
I am a custodian with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a very "normal" person. What I saw that night left me frozen in shock, I couldn’t move or speak, I even cried a bit (could have been due to my eyes being wide open from the experience). What I saw was real, I don’t know what it was but it was there.