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Occurred : 8/21/2018 15:00 (Entered as : 08/21/2018 15:00)
Reported: 8/24/2018 3:42:55 PM 15:42
Posted: 8/31/2018
Location: Baltimore, MD
Shape: Disk
Duration:3 minutes
Slow moving round object in the sky, rotating slowly and heading north.

I was in my back-yard working in the yard, around 3pm on Friday Aug 24, 2018, when I heard a helicopter fly above, and looked up. To the right of the helicopter (helicopter was heading west) I saw a round object moving slowly thru the sky heading north. The helicopter didn’t appear to be chasing it, as it just flew by and kept going west (though quickly fell behind the house/tree line so I don’t know if it turned back towards the object while out of my view.) Very rough guess, but comparing to the helicopter that was at about 1000 feet, it had to be comparable in size to the helicopter, maybe slightly bigger. I live near an airport, and see helicopters a lot, this was just an average size common helicopter. (local news and police take off from there, and it just looked like the standard news or police copter, nothing military). This airport is a Maryland National Guard base as well though (in Middle River Maryland.) The object was slowly moving to the north, while slowly rotating. Would say approximately 1500 to 2000 feet in the sky. It was circular in shape, but if you think of it as a burger, it was round with a small bite taken out of it. As it rotated, the side without the “bite”, it was reflecting a lot of sunlight off the top of the object. As it rotated the “bite” toward me, it was reflecting much less sunlight. That was how I could really tell it was a spinning object, but indented on one side (i.e. the bite). It seemed to make a full rotation every 10 to 15 seconds.

I could not take my eyes off of it, kept trying to rationalize what I was seeing. After 2 or 3 mins, it finally dawned on me to pull out my phone and record some video. With the bright sunny day, I was having a hard time seeing my phone’s screen. By the time I adjusted the screen brightness, got my camera app open and looked up, it was gone. With how slow it was moving, I would have expected it to still be there. I’m so upset I did not take out my phone sooner. It had to have moved quickly out of view, I would say it took me about 30 – 40 seconds to get my screen brightness adjusted, and get the camera app open, and look back up.

It could not have been a plane, it was moving far too slowly. A plane would have fallen from the sky at that slow of speed. I did not see any helicopter blades on top, no wings, nothing. Just a round spinning object, indented on one side.

Feel free to email me at address I left in the report, I'll answer any other questions I can.