|Occurred : 11/1/2008 00:10 (Entered as : 11/01/08 0:10)
Reported: 11/1/2008 11:59:49 PM 23:59
Location: Salina, KS
|Fast, Silent, Low Flying, traveling over the center of town!!
I was in my backyard looking at the sky when an object moving at incredible speed caught my eye. It was traveling north as fast as a shooting star. The speed is the only thing that the object shared in common with a shooting star.
What I saw was a dark object in the shape of a cigar but more like a long egg. There was no light on the craft it was only noticeable due to the light in the atmosphere caused by the city lights. It traveled silently in a straight line toward the north; this was noticeably in a direct northern path.
When I caught sight it appeared to be between 300 and 500 feet in the air, it was only about 2 blocks to the west of my position. I was facing the west.
There was no sound. What I think was most amazing is it had no lights whatsoever.
I am a avid night sky watcher and have observed countless shooting stars, and all types of night flying creatures. This was the first UFO that I have witnessed that I could not contribute to an explainable cause.