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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/8/2004 15:20 (Entered as : 08/08/1904 15:20)
Reported: 8/8/2004 1:28:12 PM 13:28
Posted: 8/11/2004
Location: Wilmington, DE
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 15 sec.
I observed a metallic sphere travelling west to east below cloud level.

I was at the playground with my two boys when I happened to look up ( facing roughly South) and spot a sphere in the sky. My first thought was a child's mylar balloon. The problem was that it travelled against the wind, went very fast and travelled in a perfectly straight line. It was below the clouds because it was silhouetted against them when it passed by. When it was against the blue sky it was still visible, but not as clearly as when it was passing in front and under a cloud. It did not change shape or make any noise. It appeared solid and metallic. I called it to the attention of my two boys (age 10 and 8) but they failed to spot it before it went out of sight. I am a former Army Captain,and I have a private pilot's license (not current).