|Occurred : 8/19/2009 08:50 (Entered as : 08/19/09 8:50)
Reported: 8/23/2009 8:03:56 PM 20:03
Location: London (Canada), ON
|Silent, black, rotating cylinder shaped object crosses the sky below clouds ceiling
I had left a car seat that my wife needed in my car, so I left my office on the 19th floor, headed downstairs on the elevator and outside towards the parking garage across the street to meet her.
The weather that morning was mostly cloudy with some sun shining through in patches. It was not raining and the temperature was about 20 degrees Celsius.
As I was walking to the parking garage, I look up and noticed a black cylinder shaped object that was crossing the sky in front of me (between a 45 and 50 degree angle upwards in the sky, traveling in a left to right (west to east) direction. I wouldn’t dare guess at its length but with my arm extended it would be about the width of my thumb.
As I was watching it sunlight momentarily reflected off of it’s surface for about 3 or 4 seconds then stopped, at which point I noticed it was rotating in a counter clockwise manner. It resembled a cylinder in shape that appeared to have flat surfaces down the length of it (like a stop sign). There were no wings, no propellers, no contrails, no markings or lights, and most importantly no sound of any kind! At this point I thought it was maybe a satellite but determined that it couldn’t be due to its low altitude. Its trajectory was smooth (like a satellite in space) with a hint of intermittent acceleration within its forward motion; it definitely appeared to have no problem maintaining its altitude and velocity (which tells me it was not a falling satellite).
Sunlight reflected off it again for a moment due to its counter clockwise rotation and by this time it is now to my right at about the two o’clock position. The reflection then stopped because this object was traveling underneath the cloud ceiling. A few moments later it ultimately disappeared into the clouds themselves.