|Occurred : 4/9/2009 08:12 (Entered as : 04092009 8:12)
Reported: 4/9/2009 6:23:47 AM 06:23
Location: Charlotte, NC
Duration:about 6 minutes
|Bright White/Chrome Cylinder against Carolina Blue clear sky.
I stepped outside for some air and right there when I looked up was a White/Chrome Cylinder up in the air. It was just North of where i was and it was at least 30,000 ft up and that guess is based off commercial air traffic that was passing through. It could have been higher up, but I couldn't determine the size of it to gauge height.
It was slowly moving from North to South and either Spinning or Wobbling. Definitely was a Cylinder shape, and standing straight on end. After 30 Seconds of watching it it move about 14inches across sky in about 3 seconds. (Both Arms Extended Pointing, the Distance Between) That put it @ my 1200 slightly West of me.
I ran inside and got a Co-worker to come and look. When we returned it was still moving South and at about my 1100. A Commercial Liner was passing by it when we returned. Within 4 inches @ arms length, the Liner appeared roughly 30,000-40,000. The Cylinder was about 1/3 the size of the Plane.
It continued to move South Wobbling or Spinning, it just looked slightly distorted. It finally stopped @ our 1000 and just kind of stayed there, stopped for 20 Seconds or so, as 2 other Commercial Liners passed close by. Then it just started slowly Wobbling/Spinning Due East. It seemed to Fade in and Out when it was moving, but it was perfectly visible when still.
It eventually just disappeared.
Total Sighting time-6 minutes-0812 to 0818-it was a Clear Blue Sky with a little haze way off to our south.