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Occurred : 2/25/2011 15:57 (Entered as : 02/25/11 15:57)
Reported: 3/5/2011 6:37:25 PM 18:37
Posted: 3/10/2011
Location: Bessemer City, NC
Shape: Circle
Duration:25-30 seconds
Daytime sighting of round rotating low altitude UFO.

I was in my backyard when a flash above my head caught my eye. I looked up and saw a ball shaped (round) rotating wingless craft traveling eastward around 60-70 mph at around 1000-1500 ft altitude in a direct line towards Charlotte NC.

The ball was rapidly was red then black...then it would flash.The flash was really a camera flash.Then it would repeat over and over.

The craft was nearly vertical over my position and it was absolutely silent.There was a strong 25 to 35 mph wind blowing crossways to the travel of the craft. And it had no effect on its line of travel.

It was slightly larger than a Cessna type plane..and traveling far lower than they usually do.

I watch the skies regularly. And can easily identify helos both military and civilian/Cessnas/Jets both small and large. I have seen blimps and balloons.

Even saw a biplane once.

But this wasn't even close to any of these. And was totally silent.

Had the flash not caught my eye. I would have missed it.

This was a cloudless bright sunny 3:57 in the afternoon.

I do not use drugs. And I don't drink. I am as sober a person as they come.