|Occurred : 8/21/2008 18:50 (Entered as : 08/21/08 18:50)
Reported: 8/21/2008 6:49:28 PM 18:49
Location: Denver, CO
|Saucer shaped craft seen flying over downtown Denver from about 1-2 minutes.
I know this may sound somewhat ridiculous with most of the media attention surrounding the city of Denver with the DNC and all, but I had to report this. This is my second confirmed UFO sighting of an uknown object here in Denver. These are also my first 2 UFO sightings I have ever encountered.
I was watching CNN coverage of the political candidates. I had just finished dinner as I had gotten off at work around 6pm. I walk to and from my office, so I always am on the lookout for anything flying by in the sky, as there always is something to look at.
I live on the 3rd floor in my apartment, so I have a pretty good view of the nearby republic plaza, capital building, etc. The skies were clear, the sun was shining through my windows, so I had closed a few blinds, but left 2 open. I had just finished my dinner while watching CNN news, with a Bill Richardson interview. I noticed something start to pass by in my left window facing the capital. I see helicopters planes, balloons,and birds pass by all the time, but this looked very strange. What caught my attention quickly was that there was no sound. When something that close flies by, I always hear it coming. I quickly glanced at the dark object and noticed immediately that it wasn't a plane, helicopter, or balloon. At first I couldn't pinpoint the exact shape, but it seemed to be wobbling, and tipping up and down in that motion. It was hard to glance at with the sun shinning directly on my view, but I could make out the elliptical, disc shape as it appeared to continue its path of flight across the downtown area.
The Object's distance from the ground couldn't have been more than 1,000 ft, possibly even less. It continued to fly North, at a steady speed in the same wobbly, tilting motion. It had given the impression as if it was spinning, and I knew immediately it was a saucer shaped craft when the bottom portion came it to view as it flew further away from the capital hill viewing area. I cannot determine the speed, but it seemed to be flying at a steady pace, similar to a police / black hawk helicopter. However, the object seemed to speed up and quickly went out of site in the distance.
The only image capturing device I have is a cell phone camera, and that yielded no results, however it does provide a concept of where the object was when the picture was taken, and the time of day.
I am not sure if anyone else had seen this, or noticed it going by. There had to be individuals that had seen this from the ground. Anyone going to and from the 16th Mall downtown had to have a view. I am eager to know if anyone else seen this strange object. Not sure if the military is flying drones of some sort around the city, or if this was some weird kind of civilian aircraft, but this was definitely not an object being controlled by wind.
Weather.com had the winds at 10mph from S,SE during the time of sighting. This object was traveling way to fast, and at varied elevation increments throughout its path; to be mistaken for any kind of balloon or bag.
I'm not saying its an alien spacecraft, but this was definitely something out of the norm. There has to be some explanation of what the object was.