Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/12/2002 17:50 (Entered as : 08/12/02 17.50GMT)
Reported: 8/13/2002 1:20:02 PM 13:20
Posted: 8/16/2002
Location: Coventry (UK/England),
Shape: Other
Duration: 20 seconds
The "craft" I sighted was powered and it moved as though under precise guidance at an estimated speed of well over a 1,000 mph.

Lying on my sun lounger in back yard. Looked up and saw a shape. First of all I thought it was seedpod or something floating on the breeze 10 to 15 feet up but on focussing properly I realised it was at least as high as any passenger planes 30 to 40,000 feet up. It was a silver "craft" comparitive in size to an airliner consisting of three equal arms around a small centre. It rotated every 2-3 seconds while travelling at speed 3 to 4 times that of airliners ( I live below a busy flightpath in central England)I leapt out of my sun lounger and watched the object disappear out of view after about another 7 seconds. I am a natural sceptic and I'm also very interested in 'real' science and I have neither seen or heard of anything like the thing I saw but I know what I saw. I was at once fascinated, amazed and excited. It was real.

I kept quiet about it until today even scanning my local newspaper for any report of the sighting but there was nothing. It wasn't a cloud formation because it was a beautiful clear day. It wasn't a fancy weather ballon or a child's kite it was powered and it was guided. I do hope somebody else saw it too but I am not afraid to tell of my sighting. I am absolutely confident that I saw something remarkable.

((NUFORC Note: Witness describes self as having considerable technical background. PD))