|Occurred : 5/30/1999 20:20 (Entered as : 05/30/99 20:20)
Reported: 5/31/1999 20:04
Location: Vestal, NY
|Observed silvery tubular craft with bright white lights along the sides. No sound or vapor trail, no wings or tail structure.
My wife and I were gardening in early evening about 12 minutes before sunset. The sky was clear with very few clouds. We watched as a cylindrical craft traveled from the SW to NE at a uniform rate of speed, passing overhead just to the south of us. It had a row of very bright white lights along the side of the body, the body had a very reflective metallic appearance. The craft appeared to be at least 25 diameters in length, a very long cylindrical structure. It was sufficiently low in altitude so that we could see that it was not a conventional aircraft, no wings, tail or other visible structures. It progressed uniformly along a straight line path at a bearing of about 20 degrees north of East. No vapor trail or no emission of sounds. We frequently watch the many high altitude commercial flights that cross over this area. This craft did not follow any of the paths usually followed by the airliners. This craft was much lower and any engine noise should have been noticeable.