|Occurred : 10/12/2008 12:00 (Entered as : 10/12/08 12:00)
Reported: 1/30/2009 11:19:02 PM 23:19
Location: Larksville, PA
|We saw craft at close range with all detail on a clear sunny day at 12:00 noon.
UFO Sighting October 12, 2008 at 12:00 PM The Conditions were clear and Sunny.
My wife and I left our home through the front door. There were several potted plants on the front porch that we were taking to the cemetery. While I was loading the trunk of the car my wife was attracted to a moving object in the sky. She told me to look at it, but I have hearing problems and did not hear her. She said it was a cylindrical shaped object with a bulge in the center. Why she did not insist on me looking at it I do not understand because I could have easily obtained photos at that time. The object was vertical and she could not determine the altitude. It was moving slowly from the north. It did not have a glow at this point. We entered our car and left for the cemetery.
We were driving east on East Luzerne avenue in Larksville, PA. Coordinates (41°16’27.52”N) by (75°55’07.68”W) (Our location) I looked to my left through the open window and saw a flying object and immediately told my wife to look at it. It appeared to be 20’ in length and was cylindrical in shape and moving horizontally. That is when she told me that she saw the vertical object in the sky when we were in our front yard.
It was bright silver (unpainted like shinny stainless steel) and had no visible windows, doors or wings although it seemed a little wider at the back and less in the front and had some contour. It was silent and was traveling at about 50 mph. Very slow for a craft this size to stay aloft.
There was a blue white circular glow at the rear of the object that was twice the diameter of the craft being so bright you could not tell were the craft ended. The glow looked as if the sun was hitting a mirror and reflecting at us, the only apparent means of propulsion.
It appeared to be 200 ft high at this point and descending. It was between us and a small mountain range. The elevation of the northern horizon at that point is 340m and our elevation was 215m. The distance to the horizon from our location was approximately 800 meters. I could see the detail of the craft clearly and at our line of sight it was slightly above the horizon so I estimate the distance of the craft to be 200m or less.
It was traveling east and was obscured by the trees for several seconds At this point I believe it was no more than 100 ft. above the ground. It reappeared about ½ miles away. It flew over the boroughs of Larksville, Courtdale, Luzerne, Forty Fort, and due east until it was out of sight. The last thing being visible was the bright glow.
The total time of this sighting was approximately ten minutes.
Co-ordinates and some elevations were obtained by using Google earth.