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Occurred : 10/12/2008 15:30 (Entered as : 10/12/2008 15:30)
Reported: 1/21/2009 12:26:48 AM 00:26
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Syracuse, NY
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:viewed while riding shotg
Cylinder shaped UFO high up in air . Commercial airliner performs extremely steep climb and then circles to apparently investigate .

We were driving at about 55 mph on highway 690-east going by the NY state fairgrounds . I noticed a commercial airliner performing an extremely steep climb which started fom a low altitude . This caught my attention because I've traveled this route my whole life and have never seen an airliner flying that low in this area . The airport is on the other side of the city . Anyway the terrestrial craft climbed till it was about an inch in size by my veiw . It then leveled out and circled . Thats when I suddenly noticed a cylinder directly above the centerpoint of the of the circular pattern that the plane was flying in . This thing was just sitting there or hovering or whatever . It was still higher in the air than the plane was . If this object was the same size as the airliner, it would have been pretty high above the plane like a few thousand feet . It looked like a polished silver beer can sitting on it's side . With no writing or lable on it of course .

I looked away to share in the excitement with my girlfriend who was in the seat behind me and with my father who was driving . I looked in the sky again about ten seconds since the last time I was veiwing and the object was nolonger there . Or just may not have been visible . I do not recall seeing the plane either during this second look . My girlfriend witnessed all of this incident as well and I doubt that the plane got zapped away . Just want to share this experience and see if anyone else reported this same incident to you guys or to the air traffic controllers at Hancock international airport .

Thanx for your time .

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))