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Occurred : 9/25/2010 11:15 (Entered as : 09/25/10 11:15)
Reported: 9/28/2010 8:12:35 AM 08:12
Posted: 11/21/2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:2-3 seconds
Cylindrical Object Over Raleigh NC

On September 25th, 2010 I was driving on I-40 through Raleigh, NC. At approximately 11:15 am near exit 300, I noticed a cylindrical object ascending in the sky at 45 degree angle from the north toward the south. I thought at first that it was an airliner but there were no wings and no tail. It appeared to be dark gray at first then shimmered as if reflecting the sunlight. Then the object de-materialized from the inside out starting on the left side moving to the right until the cylinder had completely disappeared. Though there were clouds in the sky, they were small with plenty of blue sky between them. The object did not fly behind a cloud, it vanished while I watched. The entire episode lasted about 3 seconds. The object was about the size of a quarter held at arm's length.

I’m a father in my mid-30s working in healthcare. I’m interested in UFOs, but I don’t necessarily think every sighting is anomalous or of an alien spacecraft. I’ve reflected on my sighting for several days and cannot come up with a reasonable explanation.