|Occurred : 10/21/2008 13:00 (Entered as : 102108 1:00 PM)
Reported: 10/23/2008 9:35:39 PM 21:35
Location: Fayetteville, NC
|Anomalous aircraft seen over Fayetteville N.C. citizen.
Hello Reader, Hello, I am 29 years old and my name is not important. I am a father. I am ex-military. I run a small business here in Fayetteville N.C. I have never been a real UFO enthusiast or anything but have always been a very open minded thinker.
So the other day I got a phone call from my mom telling me to contact my sister ASAP. My sister lives in Marshalltown Iowa 1,100 miles away. She also has to pay for outgoing long distance calls so normally we talk when I call her.
As soon as I dialed and said hello she says, very enthusiastically, “brother you’re not going to believe what I saw today!” What was it? I asked.
She proceeded to tell me how she was driving downtown towards the post office when she noticed an extremely bright object in the sky that appeared to be a floating star. She described the object as being at least two stories high and definitely within the city limits. She told me that she had no idea what it was but that she stopped and got out of her vehicle to get a better look. When she got out looking towards the sky, she said the object was gone.
I thought about this for a moment and asked her what she thought she saw. She said she had no idea but that it didn’t make sense the object had vanished so quickly. I tried to offer her a reasonable explanation by telling her that it’s possible for sunlight to reflect off an aircraft very brightly and seemingly disappear when the aircraft changes direction slightly in the sky. She was not totally satisfied with this and responded by telling me that the aircraft would have been flying too low. When the conversation was over she seemed calmed down some. I should mention that to her credit my sister is a very intelligent and grounded person. Not one to make up such stories. I believed she saw something.
The next day I had pretty much forgotten all about the phone call with my sister. My business associate and I had just finished services at one of our customer’s property. This was on Vista dr. We both got into the truck and as I was starting the ignition I looked up. Immediately I was struck by what I saw.
The aircraft was big. I’m estimating it to be about the size of a Boeing 747 passenger jet. It was shaped almost like a blimp, “and this was the first thought that came to my mind”, but longer giving it an even more aerodynamic look. It was very luminescent. I could not make out any distinguishable shapes like you would expect to see on an aircraft besides the color. The color had the appearance of mercury and I could also see some red towards the front upper portion. No tail, no undercarriage, no wings. My mind was racing like lightning. After about 3 seconds I yelled to my partner, “LOOK!” And I pointed skyward. She looked up, but not quick enough. The craft, which was traveling at about 60 mph, had entered into the tree line overhead. She looked back at me and I was still looking upward. I saw it for about 2 more seconds through the trees and then disappeared back over the tree line. I was AMPED! I hit the gas and we began speeding through the neighborhood. I was definitely getting another look at this thing! I turned a sharp right at the corner and tore down the road. We went about 7 blocks. All the while I was looking madly up at the sky trying to see around the trees and get a better look. It took me about 30 seconds to get to a better area. I pulled into a parking lot and got out of the truck. From this position I had a good 360 degree view. It was a mostly clear sky and I could see for miles in the direction that the aircraft should have been headed. Even then I expected to see something that made sense. It must have been some kind of blimp or something. There was nothing. I was completely astounded. Why didn’t I see something in the sky? What the hell did I see? It shouldn’t have been possible at the speed it was traveling to elude my range of vision when I could now easily see for miles. This all happened at about 1: pm Oct, 21, 2008.
At this point my partner was looking at me like I had gone bat shit. So I gave her the phone and made her call the airport. At this time I spoke to Trisha in the radar tower. I asked her if any aircraft were currently flying above the downtown area. She asked me what I had seen and I said that I wasn’t sure maybe a blimp. She told me to hold on and then came back on the phone. She told me that I had probably seen one of the many military aircraft that fly over Fayetteville. I told her, “No Trisha, I want to know if you have any communication right now with any aircraft over the downtown area and if so, what specifically?” She said that a C-130 had been flying over the downtown area. I told her that,” no it was not a C-130.” I used to jump out of this type of aircraft when I served in the military. It is very easy for me to identify. I should also note that I have lived in Fayetteville for 7 years now. Being local for so long, and near Pope air force base, I am very used to looking up in the sky and seeing military aircraft. You see everything from warthogs and C-130s to Chinook helicopters, to name a few. Also, I live less than I mile from the air force base and have seen many different types of military aircraft, in the sky, on routine training flights.
After I spoke with Trisha in the radar tower I was both very excited and very confused. I thought for sure that they would have some sort of explanation that made sense. No, they had nothing. Later that afternoon I called the police station and spoke with a dispatcher. She had no other reports of anomalous objects in the sky. I’m not sure if she made a report of my story or not but I told her everything. I also called the airport back and spoke to Trisha again. No one else had called in at all. She gave me a number to Pope AFB. I called and left a message to call me back please. No one has called. That was 48 hrs ago.
I have no easy explanation for what I experienced. The events surrounding this seem just extraordinary, for example; my sister calling the day before. Interestingly enough the presidential nominee Barrack Obama was here last weekend. McCain is coming this weekend. Do these things relate? I can only speculate about that as I try to make some sense of things. Another wild coincidence is that Great Britain just released a 1,500-page batch of top secret documents that were UFO related.
Although I’m not sure exactly what I saw I can tell you this. Visibly it seemed immediate that it was anomalous. It should have been in the sky longer. The radar tower should have known what it was. Many other people should have seen this as it was almost directly above downtown Fayetteville.
My sister believes she also saw something anomalous in the sky 24 hours prior to my experience. Somehow this is all absolutely PHENOMENAL.