|Occurred : 8/29/2001 18:00 (Entered as : 08/29/2001 1800)
Reported: 8/29/2001 22:35
Location: Omaha, NE
Duration:30 - 45 seconds
|Black, triangular shaped observed over Omaha in daylight
I was traveling on Crown Point, just where it connects to Blair High Road. The direction of Crown Point is curving roughly South West (SW), and when stopped at Blair High Road intersection, you are facing just about SW. In the distance I saw a black shape moving through the air almost directly eastward. With many years of Air Force experience and familiarity with the air traffic patterns of the area, my immediate presumption was this had to be either a dark colored B1 or possibly B2 bomber heading in for a landing at Offutt AFB. Then, to my utter surprise, the object 'banked' giving me an edge on view...and what I now saw was a very long, narrow angled black triangle. Having seen number of 747s at that distance, I would estimate it at about that length. It was clearly not the shape of a B2, which I have seen in daylight and night flight configurations. It was not a B1, first, because the only time it's wings are back in a 'delta' type configuration is when it is flying at high speed (which this craft was not), and second, because the shape was way to narrow and triangular. I determined to stop and keep watching this craft, but I first looked down to my Van's clock to see the exact time...and when I looked up, the craft was gone.