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Occurred : 7/14/2000 17:40 (Entered as : 07/14/00 17:40)
Reported: 7/16/2000 03:17
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Shape: Cigar
Duration:@ 1 minute
Shining silver cigar, suspended in the sky, reflecting the sun, then turning dark, then disappearing...

Since my only UFO sighting prior to Friday, other than a big green fire ball back in this past Winter, was over 15 years ago, in Colorado, and since I have been recently watching the skies more often... for those crazy 'chem-trails', and since I grew up next to a Naval Air station, and since I used to fly a Piper Cherokee, years ago, and since I DO know what most airplanes look like in the sky.... imagine for a moment, what would be going through your mind, if you saw a silver cigar (or hot dog) looking thing in the sky... about 70 degrees above the horizon, on a CLEAR DAY, with NO CLOUDS, and a BRIGHT 102 degree sun-shiny day, and this "thing" is NOT moving to the right or left, it has no tail... it is round on both ends... from my perspective it was about as long as the shorter top bar of a utility pole, (or width of the thumb with arm extended) (no way to gauge distance or actual size) and it is "shining", reflecting the sun. My first thought, it was an aircraft, and the sun was reflecting off the wings, but it would have to be in a steep climb... since the object was perfectly horizontal... but it is not gaining or losing altitude. If it were the fuselage that was reflecting the sun, I should be able to see the tail, and if it were the wings, the body of the aircraft should be visible. It is not getting larger or smaller, as an aircraft would, if it were headed toward you, or away. It is shining, it is stationary, it appears to be 'floating' or suspended, it is silver and reflecting the sun, for a few seconds, then it turns 'dark' as if shadowed, but it is the same size, in the same location. Then after a few seconds it 'vanishes' from the same location, never changing it's size or position? NOT what I would call ... normal operating procedure for standard aircraft? Hummmmm... something else to ponder? Maybe it was just a trick of light on a plain ol' plane? But it was still VERY odd to plain ol' me!