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Occurred : 3/7/2009 17:15 (Entered as : 03/07/09 17:15)
Reported: 3/9/2009 7:42:13 AM 07:42
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:3-4 minutes
raleigh nc - ufo spotted east of the city - rectangle craft, reflecting in the sun - extreme high altitude and fast

at 5:15 pm on saturday march 7, i drove onto NCSU campus to park and walk the campus and cross the street to go to hillborough street for bowling and dinner with my girlfriend. i just graduated with a masters in school administration and i enjoy walking the campus. i am a 12 year veteran teacher and have lived in raleigh my entire life. i know what flies in this area - i've seen military air craft like jets and apache helicopters, news copters, commercial planes, hot air balloons, etc. what i saw on saturday was not a manmade aircraft. i am not crazy. this is my first ever sighting.

when i got out of my truck, my girlfriend was tying her shoes and piddling around. as i waited, i looked up into a large oak tree to watch a squirrel and noticed the moon. suddenly off to the left of the moon was an object that appeared to be free-falling straight down to earth. it was moving really fast. 3 times faster than an airplane. it remindeed me of a shooting star or meteor crossing the sky. it had no exaust smoke, no wings BUT it was reflecting in the sun, so it appeared to be metal.

what was so bizzarre is that it was completely rectangular. it resembled no aircraft that i am familiar with. the rectangle was straight up and down the wide side of the rectangle was pointing straight down. i could see the shadow on the shade side of it. the afternoon sun was at my back (west) i was facing east so i could see it quite well with no problems from sun interference.

judging distance was difficult because i could not understand what i was looking at. it seemed to be free falling and moving really fast towards the ground. i first thought it was close and was about to hit the ground soon but then i realized that it was actually extremely high in the air and was moving farther east away from me. it was really high in the air - higher than most commercial jets fly. i got my girlfriend to watch as well. we watched it until it moved out of view behing a tree line.

we both agreed it was something we'd never seen before.

a few minutes later, wtvd news channel 11 traffic helicopter flew over campus. it was flying west towards chapel hill. as soon as i saw it, i phoned the news channel to see if the helicopter pilot spotted it. i have gotten no response as of yet.