|Occurred : 5/15/2005 17:00 (Entered as : 05/15/2005 17:00)
Reported: 5/16/2005 1:58:45 PM 13:58
Location: Coventry (UK/England),
|dark tumbling cylinder sighted in binoculars coventry uk
scanning the sky with 10*50 ziess binos,looking for ufos. after 1 hour ,caught sight of a dark grayish cylinder tunbling in the sky (but not descending).it was rotating about all three axes but staying in the same place.as it turned ,it caught the sun,which glinted strongly as if the object was of shiny black metal.
i sat watching it gobsmacked! i had a digital camera on the grass by my feet so i confirmed the ufo position in relation to nearby clouds,and grabbed the camera.with the camera on my lap, i looked through the binos to make sure it was still there,but it had moved .i quickly scanned the surrounding sky to recover it,and saw a dark 'blob'moving east.for a second i thought this was a bird,but then realised it was the ufo viewed edge-on.however,it seemed very small and was moving rapidly.by the time i got the camera powered up,it was gone.
the weather conditions were 17^ celsius ,with a few wispy clounds in a very transparent blue sky.the object was first sighted in the north north-west,at an elevation of around 30 degrees.it is very difficult to say how big or high or near it was, but it seemed to be in the vicinity of birmingham airport(a very busy airport).the object had somewhat rounded ends,no wings or fins,and was definitely not any known aircraft.
im 38 and have been an amateur astronomer for 28 years.im also interested in military aircraft and spaceflight.this was the most bizarre object i have ever observed!!