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Occurred : 10/15/1974 01:30 (Entered as : oct. 1974 1:30)
Reported: 5/14/2009 2:10:59 PM 14:10
Posted: 6/9/2009
Location: North of Colorado Springs, CO
Shape: Light
Duration:4 to 5 seconds
Sun bright object seen high in the sky near Air force Academy disappears in seconds!

While driving South on Interstate 25 and passing by the Air Force Academy I noticed something very bright out of the corner of my eye. Looking out my car window there was this ball of extremely bright white, ( like looking at the sun), light. It was very high, I would say at a hieght of around 35 to 40 thousand feet. It was off to the east at about 10 miles and disappeared over the horizon to the South in about 4 to 5 seconds. I heard no sound nor was there a contrail. I told my wife we have just seen a UFO. Being a private pilot and former USAAf/USAF aircraft mechanic, I know what conventional and military aircraft look like because as such we pilots can't help looking up when we hear an aircraft. I would just like to add that this was not the first nor the last time I have seen strange objects in the sky.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))