|Occurred : 7/8/2003 16:41 (Entered as : 07/08/03 04:41)
Reported: 7/11/2003 1:23:00 PM 13:23
Location: Longview, TX
|Daylight observation of a fast moving bright circular object below a 10,000 ft cloud level.
Driving home from work southbound. Lots of cumulus clouds. Cloud bases about 10,000ft. Visibility unlimited. About 35 degrees above the southwest horizon a flash caught my eye. Size: 1/4" circle at arms length. Shape: Circle. Color: A very bright silver. At first I thought it was a high flying airliner reflection until it moved / flipped under the dark base of a cumulus cloud. It got brighter and a little larger then disappeared. This was a distinct circular object. Not a reflection, not a balloon, not a bird, not a conventional aircraft. I know aircraft, I was an Air Traffic Controller for 11 years. The outstanding characteristics of the object was that it was a perfect circle and the color was a very bright liquid silver.
((NUFORC Note: We presume the witness means a time of 16:41 hrs.. We have amended the time above. PD))