|Occurred : 8/26/2013 19:20 (Entered as : 8/26/2013 19:20)
Reported: 8/27/2013 4:13:41 AM 04:13
Location: Tel Aviv (south of) (Israel),
|A spinning diamond-shaped black and white object seen transversing the sky over a 2 minute period
I work as a security guard at a American/Israeli natural gas company - just south of Tel Aviv. It was about 19:20 in the evening, a few moments before sunset - the sky was still light. I was doing my rounds and I happened to look up at the sky when I first saw it.
Looking towards the west, I noticed a small black object high in the sky. It was moving towards the east in a straight line and what appeared to be a constant speed. I first thought it might be a bird, but as it got nearer I noticed it had no wings. Its shape also became more apparent as it approached. It had the appearance of a diamond lying on its side. The back half was black, but the front half was white and the latter appeared to be spinning on its axis. could see its shape quite clearly since it was not to high up - below cloud level, and it passed right above me. It was absolutely silent. After about two minutes it disappeared towards the east - still travelling at a constant speed and in a straight line.
Since I work near Israel's only meteorological station, I'm familiar with their weather balloons which I can see being launched. I often track them as the rise up, and under certain conditions - like sunset, they can have the appearance of a flying saucer. I also work near our country's only international airport, and low-flying aircraft on takeoffs and landings are a familiar sight to me. What I saw was not a aircraft, helicopter, balloon or kite. I cannot explain what I saw and this fact has been bugging me ever since. What kind of diamond-shaped object can fly - let alone make no sound? I constantly see the object in my minds eye and I'm stumped as to what it was.
I took 3 pictures with my cellphone camera, but the camera was low quality and all you can see is a small black dot with a white tinge to it. My celllphone doesn't connect to a computer, so I sent it to a friend via SMS who will transfer it to a computer and then email back to me so that I can enlarge it a bit. I was the only witness, but the object came from the Tel Aviv area so others may have seen it - so far nothing has appeared in the local press/media.I will email the pictures as soon as soon as I can.
I should mention that the object was about the size of a car and appeared to be on a preprogrammed flight path. I considered the possibility of a drone of some unusual shape - but why would someone fly a experimental drone over a populated area and near an airport with low-flying planes? What if it crashed or fell to the ground? My friends thought I had imagined it, and people smiled at me when I told them what I saw.
I know what I saw and I'm not embarrassed to tell people. I found your site on the web and decided to send this report. If there are strange objects flying out there we need to know what they are.