|Occurred : 7/29/2018 17:15 (Entered as : 07/29/18 17:15)
Reported: 7/31/2018 7:18:53 PM 19:18
Location: Huntsville, AL
|Thin, gray, wing-like object moving slowly south to north
While mowing the grass, I took notice of an object moving in the partly cloudy sky. The object reminded me of a glider with a very high aspect wing ratio (I would estimate about 25:1), and was a dull gray metallic color. What I could not discern was any sign of engines, propellers, fuselage, or tail. It was almost like a thick line, but slightly swept. It was moving slowly from south to north.
I observed the object for approximately 10 seconds before it went out of view behind some trees. It was only faintly visible due to its color, but my polarized sunglasses helped me see it better. I could not tell its altitude, but it was below the high cirrus clouds, which I estimated to be 20,000 ft based on local air traffic, but above the lower, puffy cumulus clouds. I tried and tried to see any other features, but there were none. If it was a glider (I have seen plenty of those) or even a predator drone (we live near the Redstone Arsenal), its fuselage would have been visible, but was not.
Based on my observation, I would place the wing span somewhere around 300 ft, tip to tip. I have attached a rendering of the object I saw to a separate email.
((NUFORC Note: Witness shares a high-quality computer-generated illustration of what he witnessed. PD))