|Occurred : 4/7/2014 22:00 (Entered as : 04/07/2014 22:00)
Reported: 4/15/2014 12:30:17 AM 00:30
Location: Frankfurt am Main (Germany),
|Translucent shimmering oval object in the fabric of the night sky over Frankfurt, Germany
April 15th, 2014. I live at the north-eastern edge of Frankfurt, with my appartment balcony facing south-west. One evening, about a week ago, around 10pm, I was on my balcony, having a look at the night sky to see just how busy Frankfurt Intl was, as the 11pm – 5am Flight curfew approached.
I could see the lights of one aircraft to my right , heading south-west, which suggested that r/w 07 was in use that night. To just confirm that I looked to where I would expect departing aircraft to appear, as they departed r/w 07. There was no traffic … but I did notice something.
It was a translucent 'shimmering' in the night sky, oval in shape, and the same size as I would expect a departing jet would be. It was travelling from (my) left to right, just as if it had made a left turnout from the aiport. It was like a ripple in the fabric of the night sky. I could switch my gaze between both the downwind aircraft and the object (which looked as if it was heading directly for the aircraft, even at the same height) without any problem.
It passed well behind the commercial jet and I lost sight of the 'object' as it passed to the west. The whole 'sighting' lasted around 2 minutes.
I have never seen anything like this before. As it had a size and speed agreeing with commercial traffic in the night sky, I immediately thought of it being some sort of stealth aircraft .