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Occurred : 12/12/2005 18:18 (Entered as : 12/12/05 18:18)
Reported: 12/12/2005 4:40:03 AM 04:40
Posted: 12/16/2005
Location: Seika-cho (Kyoto Prefecture) (Japan),
Shape: Chevron
Duration:20 seconds
slow, silent boomerang, 5 dim lights, traveling about 75m from ground in Japan

As I was waiting to catch the bus after work, I looked up into the clear sky to look at the moon and what I thought might have Venus, which had been catching my eye for the past week because of its brightness. Then I noticed what I could describe as a somewhat boomerang-shaped craft gliding silently from North or North-by-Northeast to South or South-by-Southwest, almost directly over my head. It was dark, so it was hard to tell exactly how high up it was, but my best guess is about 75 meters. It looked to be about 20 times the size of the moon. It had 5 round, significantly sized lights that I could see, quite faint, and they seemed to get fainter at the edges. They were spaced as such: one at each corner, and the other two were spaced just between the corners.

I can't be totally sure because it was dark, but the craft looked black, and I could somewhat make out the shape of body as it flew by; it looked like a boomerang, but, hm, how to describe this- if you were to take those five round lights, then make a circle around each light so that the outer circles were about 80-100% bigger in diameter, then joined them all together in a chevron shape, that's basically what it looked like. Though between each of the circles there was a smooth connection. Really the best way to describe it was like it was a lumpy boomerang.

It made no sound that I could hear, even though it looked close. The speed was also too slow to be an airplane. It looked like it was just gliding along. It flew with the point (to clarify, it wasn't pointy, it was rounded all the way around) of the chevron first. It was clear to me that what I was seeing was not ordinary. I thought about trying to get the attention of someone in a parked car, but it looked like it was about to go over the hill, and the bus was coming. Since it looked like I wouldn't be able to see it anymore and it was really cold outside, I decided to hop on the bus after a moment of hesitation (now I regret that). I was able to see it for about 20 seconds total.

My background: I was born and raised in America and studied Japanese and Computer Science related fields in University. I got an internship in Japan and that's why I was there. I'm still there actually. This all happened about 3 hours ago and I'm sitting outside of my apartment room, catching a neighbor's Wi-fi connection to write out this report in freezing weather.

I was at the bus stop of "Hikari-dai Itchome Minami" in Hikari-dai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto prefecture, Japan at 18:18 on 12/12/2005 just east of an NTT (telephone and technology company) research building when this happened.