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Occurred : 8/15/2004 14:00 (Entered as : 08/15/04 14:00)
Reported: 3/4/2012 4:06:45 PM 16:06
Posted: 3/13/2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:1 minute
Black cylinder flying at altitude of airline within reaching distance.

Black cylinder in bright daylight I was traveling back to Kansas City on a Southwest flight during the middle of the day. The sun was at full shine with no cloud coverage at top average airline altitude. I looked out the window as I often do on flights and saw this black cylinder shaped object flying within reaching distance to the airline window. This black cylinder had a semi-sphere head that resembled a basic security camera gloss, possibly made out of glass. This object was no bigger than half the size of my forearm in both length and width. As I was watching it fly just a bit faster than average airline speed covering an extra foot every 2 seconds, I had no quick access to a camera or possibly alerting another individual fast enough before it was gone.

I have no evidence of this event as far as other witnesses or footage. This object was seen years ago and I only have my word to back this claim. I will say knowing I was lacking witnesses and camera footage, I kept telling myself to fully memorize the moment. I didn’t take my eye off of it for a second and studied every visible thing I could. This object was also in no way attached to the airline, but clearly had the confidence of flying so close on the brightest of days.

I fully believe what I saw was far more advanced as far as flight technology than anything I have ever seen, even as basic as it looked.