|Occurred : 3/29/2013 10:35 (Entered as : 03/28/2013 10:35)
Reported: 3/30/2013 8:59:44 PM 20:59
Location: Kellyton, AL
|Two bright white clyinders flying in formation, faded away.
On the morning of March 29, 2013 from 10:35 AM CDT until 10:39 CDT I observed two white cylindrically shaped objects fly from north to south, making a broad sweeping turn to the west. They stayed in view, ascending slightly until they finally just faded out.
The event was observed from my automobile as I was driving to work, between Kellyton, AL, and Goodwater, AL on US Highway 280, about 10 miles west of Alexander City, AL. I was able to keep the objects in view for four minutes.
The day was clear, with scattered high cloud. I was driving in a northwesterly direction, and the objects appeared at my 2:00 position moving north to south. They were are very bright white, and were cylinder shaped. There were no wings or other control surfaces I could see. They did not have the silhouette of rotary winged aircraft, appearing to be long and slender, rod like in their appearance. They were making a broad westerly turn, and ascending very slightly.
Their position to each other remained constant, one was slightly above and behind the other, as shown below: _________________________ _________________________ I observed them almost continually for four minutes; I was driving and did have to be aware of road conditions. They finally just faded out, for lack of a better term at about my 10:00 position.
I grew up near and live Fort Benning, GA, and am familiar with most contemporary aircraft and helicopters. That’s not what these were. I also moved my head around as much as I could, to make sure they weren’t reflections in my car’s windshield. They weren’t.
They appeared to be close, I would say two miles or under, and were under 5000 feet altitude. I have good vision, and as a result of my job I am a trained observer.
What struck me was the fairly slow speed, and brilliant whiteness of these objects, and the fact they faded away.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness, and he seemed to us to be an exceptionally good witness. He holds a very responsible job, and he reports that he has good vision. PD))