Reported: 1/6/2019 2:55:09 PM 14:55
Location: Littleton, CO
|UFO disappears over cirrus formation.
This morning at approximately 10:00, 1-6-2019, I am watching a jet leaving a vapor trail, flying an unusual heading for the area, NW-SE across my city. Most aircraft come over W to E for Centennial or for Buckley AFB, or SW to NE approaching DIA. This same heading back and forth is used almost weekly but only by military helicopters. In tracking its angle of flight, to match on my cell phone compass. I observe a stationary, first, then, slowly moving, disk-shaped, metal object, catching a glint of the sun flying above the contrail of the jet and into the cirrus clouds where it disappears. Though it’s above the jet’s trail, it makes no trail itself. Perhaps a mile behind the jet, it’s about five times the size of the jet that had passed just before on the same heading. Had it been low enough to have no trail, it would have been audible, based on my experience with various types of aircraft at this location. It is silent as is the jet. And if a low prop, it would have been below the contrail, not above it. Its heading is SE-NW, opposite that of the jet. Turning briefly to reach for my binoculars, I am unable to locate the object for a closer viewing. I live near several Lockheed-Martin facilities. UFOs are often seen in this area, though this was my first.