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Occurred : 8/19/2011 10:20 (Entered as : 08192011 10:20)
Reported: 8/19/2011 11:38:09 AM 11:38
Posted: 8/21/2011
Location: South Bend, IN
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 seconds
A spherical craft several hundred feet up moving steadily east over Cleveland Road in South Bend, Indiana.

This sighting took place on Friday, August 19th, 2011, at about 10:20 am. The weather was sunny and cloudless. The moon was visible in the western sky.

I was driving west on Cleveland Road in South Bend when I noticed a dark circular or spherical object at least several hundred feet up in the air, moving east. The object moved parallel with the road at a steady speed with no erratic motion. It was definitely not an airplane, helicopter, or a bird. It could possibly have been a satellite of some sort, but the object seemed to change its shape subtly as I observed it, especially toward the end of the sighting, which lasted about 30 seconds. The object reflected sunlight and appeared metallic.

As soon as the object passed from view, I did a sharp U-turn and parked in a nearby driveway, got out of my car, and looked east to try to see the object again, but I couldn't spot it.

I had just been talking to my 4 year old son about the moon and how mysterious it is. Just a minute before the sighting he had craned his head down below his car seat shoulder strap to peek out the windshield in order to see the moon (which he saw). He did not see the ufo.


((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness, and he sounded to us to be exceptionally lucid and eloquent in his description of his sighting. We suspect that he is a very good witness. PD))