|Occurred : 1/10/2004 15:30 (Entered as : 01/10/2004 15:30)
Reported: 1/13/2004 6:47:48 AM 06:47
Location: Saratoga, NY
|I was southbound and the northbound disk shaped, metalic , object approached then passed overhead on a clear bitter cold afternoon.
My wife and I were southbound on I 87 at the 32 or 33 mile marker just south of Saratoga NY. I saw a distant object in my windshield that I initially thought to be a hot air balloon in the distance. The sky was clear and without clouds. I found it strange to see a hot air balloon as the temperature was only 4 or 5 degrees above zero. I noticed the shape of the object change so that I no longer recognized the hot air balloon shape. I mentioned it to my wife who started watching it also. It then went back to looking like a hot air balloon. As we continued to watch it became apparent to me that we were closing on the object faster than I would have expected if it were a hot air ballooon. My first explanation for this was that perhaps it was smaller than I had expected so we were really closer to it than I had estimated. As we continued to get closer I realized we were closing on it very quickly and as it passed overhead my wife was able to crane her neck and look up through the windshield. I asked her what it looked like as we passed and she said that what she saw was a disk shaped object, metalic in color, and not entirely smooth. The object did not have lights. At the closest point the object appeared about the size of a quarter. After the experience we tried to make some sense of what we had seen and have not been able to do so. I don't know if the object was large and traveling at a high rate of speed, or if it was small and moving very slowly.