|Occurred : 1/15/1999 13:00 (Entered as : 01/15/99 13:00)
Reported: 8/9/1999 08:51
Location: Montgomery, AL
|Bright Metallic Object, stationary at first, then moving very slowly towards the NW then towards NE. It dissapeared behind a large cloud after two F-16's were racing towards it.
It was a about 1300 hours and I was coming back from lunch. I was smoking my cigar in the shade of the building and I was by myself. After I noticed a very bright, metallic object just NE of my location. The sun was high and behind me. The wind was blowing lightly toward the SW. It was a beautiful day with occasional large fluffy clouds drifting by. As I watched the object, it seemed to be creeping up and away at one time, so I thought that it may be very far away at that point. Even though it appeared to be rather close. Then it moved towards the towards the East. About 3 minutes after I noticed the object, two employees came out to have a smoke break. I asked them what they thought. They were both retired from the military. They said they didn't know what it was either. After they finished their cigarettes, they went back inside but I stayed and watched because I had some cigar left anyway. As the object moved East, I tried to guage the speed by a fence at the end of the parking lot. It took about a minute to go the distance between each of the fence posts (it is a high chain link fence with poles 10' apart). After moving between 5 or 6 fence posts, a large cloud came drifting towards my location. At this point I lost sight of the object. I waited to see if I could see it after the cloud moved. I gave up after a few minutes and thought to myself, if it was something important, the local air force base would send a jet to check it out. As I started to go inside, two jets, I'm guessing F-16's, came flying by side by side heading in the direction of the object. They both disappeard behind the cloud and I lost sight of them and the object as well.