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Occurred : 8/31/2008 22:15 (Entered as : 08/31/08 22:15)
Reported: 10/20/2008 12:23:05 PM 12:23
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Hilversum (The Netherlands),
Shape: Cross
Duration:3:20
UFO followed parabolic flight path to match the curvature of the Earth!

The Netherlands, on the 31st of August 2008 at round 22:15, I observed an orange glowing flying object.

We had just arrived home 10 minutes earlier from a dinner with friends in our hometown. My wife was upstairs putting the children to bed and I was outside the house walking to our garage when I noticed the object.

We live in an area where commercial airplanes are approaching for landing or taking off from our national airport on a regular basis, the airport is about 35km NW from my home. I know how to distinguish landing lights from an airplane from what I’ve seen that night.

The orange glowing flying object was approaching me from the west heading to the east, I was in the garden at that point in time. It was approaching at a velocity very similar of an airplane. The object followed its heading on a straight course to my observation point.

I couldn’t see the object itself because it was surrounded by a blurred orange glow, but the shape appeared to be cross shaped. It’s difficult to estimate the size of the object and the distance from my observation point, the outline of the object appeared to be the size of a medium size plane (Boeing 737).

My estimation is that I watched the object approaching for about 3 minutes, when I notice that the object turned its heading midflight. The “front” of the glowing object turned south and was hovering for 10 seconds before it took off almost vertically/slightly westwards with an incredible lift and speed.

It was a cloudless night and I could follow the object visually reaching a very high altitude as it appeared to be no bigger than a star in the sky.

That maneuver took no longer than 10 seconds, I was still tracking the object as it was suddenly moving eastwards at incredible speed and following a curve of its parabolic flight path to match the curvature of the Earth!


((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))