|Occurred : 10/30/2008 16:23 (Entered as : 10/30/2008 16:23)
Reported: 10/31/2008 8:21:22 AM 08:21
Location: Rosendale, MO
|At precisely 18:23 30 October I witnessed a flying cylinder.
Whilst driving through the small community of Rea, I noticed a small metallic cylinder drift slowly and smoothly over a field containing cattle, 2 miles NE of Rosendale.
The cylinder was a mere 6 feet in height and had a diameter of no more than 3 feet. The cylinder looked very similar to a large ‘Full Keg’ as it appeared to have a bare aluminium exterior. I believe that the cylinder was at an altitude of 200 feet, and travelled at a steady speed of 10 mph. The cylinder revolved once for every 80-100 feet it travelled.
The cylinder was almost entirely featureless apart from a single dark circular patch on its side.
The cylinder closely followed the boundary of the field. At 18:26, the cylinder began to travel perfectly east and increased altitude to 500 feet and speed to 40 mph. At approximately 18:26:30 I lost visual.
I currently work for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and have done so since 1989, and this has to be the strangest thing I’ve ever seen.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))