|Occurred : 4/23/2010 12:40 (Entered as : 04/23/10 12:40)
Reported: 4/24/2010 11:53:14 AM 11:53
Location: Norcoss, GA
|Black "boomerang" over Norcross, GA during thunderstorm.
On April 24, 2010, in Norcross, GA, at approximately 12:40 PM EST, I stepped outside my office to watch the start of a thunderstorm. To the northwest, I observed a fairly large, black object in the sky above the trees but below the cloud ceiling (3600 feet, according to my local FAA Fight Service Station’s data). At first, I thought it was a hawk, as they do sometimes circle above. But as it slowly moved across the sky, it became clear to me that it was, in fact, a solid boomerang or backwards-L-shaped object. It had no lights and was silent (at least to my ears), and it didn’t move like one would expect a gliding bird to. As I reported above, this was during a thunderstorm, so with the cloud cover, there was no sun or anything else I could use to give it scale, but it appeared to me to be at least as large as a helicopter or a single-engine plane. It was a solid, hard object, moving slowly and deliberately.
It moved in a wide, horizontal arc towards me, traveling from left to right in my field of vision, and began moving to the north/northwest, away from my location, and disappeared, possibly into cloud cover. One unusual aspect of this object was that the "boomerang" did not have a horizontal attitude like a plane, but rather a vertical one, hence the backwards "L" description.
In the interest of accuracy and full disclosure, I should note here that I am mildly nearsighted and wear glasses for driving. I was not wearing my glasses at the time of this sighting, and felt that there wasn’t time to go and get them. However, my vision isn’t that bad, and I stand by what I’ve described.
So, I immediately wrote down the details of my observation, and went to my computer to look up what to do in the event of a sighting of this type, and then called the local police who, in turn, sent two officers to speak to me right away. They listened to me but did not take a police report, and instructed me to keep a camera handy should the object reappear. I then called the Center for UFO Studies to make a report.
I should also put on record with this report that I’ve had a mild interest in the subject of UFO’s and have read about them and kept an open mind. However, I never expected to have my own sighting, and can draw no conclusions as to what it really was that I saw, except that it didn’t appear to me to be a plane, helicopter, or other known aerial vehicle. It did not appear to be natural phenomena, but it did appear to be an object of some kind.