|Occurred : 7/19/1999 02:05 (Entered as : 07/19/99 0205)
Reported: 7/19/1999 11:40
Location: Lincoln, NE
|an unseen object passed overhead from in back and then to the front of me, it cpa'd my location to my right side and was approx 20 - 25 degrees from straight overhead as it passed. The object's course was approx 105 degrees. The object was only heard for approx 3-4 seconds. The object's only sound was a "whoosh" sound that produced a classic doppler effect.
At approx 0205 on 07/19/99 I was fuelling my truck at our terminal in Lincoln Neb. I was alone on the fuel island at the time. I was startled by a loud-sudden sound slightly behind and above me (approx 25-30 degrees from straight overhead). I instinctively looked over my right shoulder and realized that I was under the awning of the fuel island and the lights had ruined my night vision. I followed the sound with my eyes hoping to see something as it passed into view on the other side of the awning but I saw nothing. The only sound from the object was the aural "whoosh" of something cutting through the air, there were no other sounds such as turbine or prop that would be associated with a conventional aircraft. The total duration of sound from the object was 3-4 seconds and produced a very clear doppler effect as it CPA'd my position, indicating "a very high rate of speed"!!! I grabbed my compass from the truck and estimate the object was travelling a base course of 105 degrees. I am retired military. 3 years in the army as a cryptologic intelligence analyst and 17 years as a naval aircrewman aboard p3c orion anti submarine aircraft. I was an acoustic analyst and used acoustic sounds to track underwater submarines.