|Occurred : 5/26/2008 20:00 (Entered as : 05/26/08 20:00)
Reported: 6/16/2008 7:17:13 PM 19:17
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
|Moving at constant speed, always upward in the same fashion as a falling and failing aircraft.
The flying object was of dark color, most likely dark gray or black. Its shape was unknown to me and my mother. It was traveling northwest, originally coming from over the Atlantic Ocean. No lights whatsoever were visible on the object.
It basically resembled a huge flat fish (ray); it had large and flat wings (one on each side) with very round and basic edges. As intriguing this object was, it still very much looked like an aircraft with two side wings, a distinctive front end and a back end including a wing. Certainly this object was large, but not incredibly massive – probably a bit larger than a commercial, transatlantic plane. The wings were distinctive from the body which looked like a cylinder. Also the wings were attached about halfway on the body.
The strangest part was the motion of this object. It moved upward by rotating on itself at a fairly slow and steady speed (about 5 sec. to rotate on itself). The object never appeared to fly downward and moved up at a slow rate (similar to a small commercial plane) - I and my mother were able to see it for many minutes from the front and back of our house.
A fairly quite noise was possibly heard early when we first witnessed the object at low altitude and a certain aura/haze was present at times.
Finally, a large cluster of clouds made the object disappear from our vision, but it disappeared steadily and not abruptly.
Note that a commercial plane was flying in the opposite direction (Southeast) during the last minute of the sight at a very similar altitude. It could not have been further than 3 miles from it.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))