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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/16/2004 16:45 (Entered as : 11/16/2004 16:45)
Reported: 11/16/2004 3:24:29 PM 15:24
Posted: 12/3/2004
Location: Pacific Ocean/X-43a launch,
Shape: Circle
Duration: 3-4 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Black circular craft seen on NASA live streaming broadcast

I was watching the launch on NASA streaming video today located at when I noticed something strange in the video. Right after the launch the camera went back to the B52 for about 3-4 minutes. During this time there was a black circle hovering in and out of the frame right next to the plane. It would come in from the right of the screen and hover near the front of the plane and next to/ under the wing. Then after a few seconds would go off screen, then return again. This lasted about 3-4 minutes. The commentators said nothing about it, they must have seen it. Maybe it's nothing, but it's worth looking in to.

((NUFORC Note: We looked at the video, and the object appeared to us to perhaps be a fly, walking on the inside of the cockpit of the chase/photography aircraft that photographed the launch of the X-43a. PD))