|Occurred : 11/25/2000 14:35 (Entered as : 11/25/2000 14:35)
Reported: 11/25/2000 14:26
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
|Silver sphere moving at varying speeds and began ascent to higher altitude.
Silver sphere came out of the East traveling to the West. The sky was clear in the observation window, with some scattered clouds to the North. Wind was out of the NW at 12 mph. Temperature was 52 degrees F. Visibility 9 miles. Movement of sphere was fast, estimate of alitude was around 12,000 ft. +, then it slowed as it came over Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, began a snake-like movement, appeared to nearly stop at times. Object then turned toward the Southwest, began a 45 degree ascent, disappeared from sight due to gaining alitude. Sphere did not appear to be self luminous, but reflected sunlight. I first thought it may be a high altitude balloon, but the movement was too fast and due to its turn to Southwest and ascent to higher altitude. Commercial and military aircraft activity was in the area at different times during this sighting, since the area is close to the Tulsa International Airport. I am very familiar with commercial and military aircraft, research balloons, sundogs and other unusual atmospheric phenomena. Both my wife and I observed the object. I was involved for 30 years in the investigation of the UFO phenomenon and was an associate to Dr. J. Allen Hynek. I do not know what the object was, therefore it remains a UFO.