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Occurred : 6/8/2008 21:30 (Entered as : 06/08/08 21:30)
Reported: 6/9/2008 7:23:22 PM 19:23
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Shape: Other
Duration:3-5 secs.
Glowing Orangish/Yellowish aircraft witnessed South from Sioux Falls S.D.

I was going to a freinds home that is located in the S.W. part of Sioux Falls S.D., I was on the cell phone with him to alert him I was there, the door that I will have to go through is located on the East side of the facility and he has to walk to this door to let me in.

As I was hanging up the phone waiting for entry, I glanced up and noticed some very paculiar clouds that were looming of to the S.E. at approx. my 10/11 o'clock position. They were very strange in color, almost as if they were on fire from the setting sun. This was approx. 21:30, and there was no sunshine in my eye's for the building my friend lives in was blocking it.

I thought to myself how unusual and how beautiful they were, when all of a sudden, an object came in from the S.W. at an incredible speed, the total sighting lasted only a few sec's, approx. 3-5 secs. and it disappeard from sight, but the profile of it is fresh in my mind.I mentioned to my friend when he answered the door, but he wasn't at my vantage point and was inside the building when this took place.

I have called a local news station here and inquired about possible reports from other community sightings, but there was nothing.

We have a thing called "Sky Cam" capabilities in my town so I asked if they were 24/7 activation, or if they are manually turned on and off, they informed me it was the latter to operate them, was hoping they were always running, they might of caught the object on tape/harddrive.

Then I called the local airport and talked to the control tower, they had seen nothing on radar/Doppler from the night in question and that is when they directed me to you for reporting a possible UFO sighting, which is exactly what it was.

The object was a brilliant glowing orangish/yellowish color, it had what seemed to be a golden hue all around it, there was what appeared to be a propulsion system to the rear that took up the entire distance of the area of the back of it and it also was emitting a cross between a flame and a vapor that was only apparent at the very end of the craft, it left no trails that I could see.

Here's a rendition of what I seen: [IMG][/IMG] From the begining to the end of the visual sighting, it took approx. 7-10 secs to cover the plain from West horizon to East horizon. It was moving extremely fast.