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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 8/15/1968 12:00 (Entered as : 08/15/68 12:00)
Reported: 4/20/2010 4:09:32 AM 04:09
Location: Sewickley, PA
Duration: 2 minutes
|Stationary high altitude, airliner sized wingless cigar shape
While riding my bike through town i looked up and saw a golden / brass colored cigar shaped...UFO hovering at a very high altitude. Too high to be a balloon. Too high to make out any structural details, doors,windows, reinforcing ribs, ect. Say the cruising height of a passenger plane.
It had no wings and appeared to be stationary. no contrail.At that altitude, it must have been bigger than an airliner. Maybe a 1/4" long, holding a ruler at arms length. 3/64" diameter. almost directly overhead. Didnt look for any other craft.
got bored and left. (12-14 years old.) I was young but it obviously left an impression. I have never seen anything like it in the 40 years since the sighting. Did a book report on Project blue book. Cigar shapes in books, i've seen plenty. Nothing that remotely looked like it in real life.
Not subject to seeing things that aren't there. Not on any drugs.
I know that saying cigar shaped UFO is like saying whiplash after an accident.
What i report here is what i saw and have tried to figure out in the intervening years. Again, I have never seen anything like it since that I could say, "Oh, thats what it must have been!" By the way I'm a quality control manager specializing in visual inspections.
PS, always been sensitive to being scrutinized....
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD))