NUFORC UFO Sighting 11430

Occurred: 1999-12-15 20:00 Local
Reported: 1999-12-19 00:00 Pacific
Duration: <1 minute
No of observers: 2

Location: Omaha, NE, USA

Shape: Circle

Dark brown circular object flew silently South-Southeast.

I was dropping my 8-year old son at his mother's house about 8pm central standard time, Wednesday, December 15. The sky was mostly clear. We got out of the car and looked up, hoping to see leftover shooting stars from the Geminid shower. I saw a circular object, mostly dark brown with a slighty lighter shade in front, flying steadily South-Southeast. The object showed no lights and made no sound. It was unusual in its apparent size and altitude. It might have been a hot air balloon, except I saw no basket or burner. It could not have been a plane; there were no lights and no wings. It was no bird; the flight was too high and steady. The altitude must have been several thousand feet. I watched for a minute or so as it flew out of my sight. Unprompted, my son asked, "What was THAT? It looked like a flying rock or something." There were no unusual power outages - my car continued to run during the sighting.

Posted 2000-01-07

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