NUFORC Sighting 11777

Occurred: 1984-06-01 13:00 Local
Reported: 2000-01-22 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 15 minutes
No of observers: 5

Location: Elmendorf AFB, AK, USA

Shape: Diamond

Observed red-diamond-shaped object with C-90 telescope on tripod. Object was motionless at an altitude of approximatiely One Thousand feet (1,000 ft.) and over the ordinance impact area north of the ground-wave listening antenna. A dark square, longer than it was wide, was centered in the diamond, and resembling a tinted-picture window.

I was sitting by my second-story dormitory window with the window open. The dormitory was near cherry hill on Elmendorf AFB. The sky was clear. It wasn't uncommon for me to observe sky conditions; because, I was a weather observer for the U.S.A.F. I remember I was sitting very close to the window, and as I turned to my left I noticed a red speck in the sky. My attention was drawn completely to the speck, and in order to satisfy my curiosity I grabbed my celestron (C-90) telescope and placed a 35X Barlow in the tube. Needless to say, there was a perfectly motionless red diamond floating in the sky, over the ordinance-impact area, north of the ground-wave-listening antenna, perfectly motionless, and at an altitude of about One Thousand feet (1,000 ft.). My initial reaction was to telephone the tower. Instead though, I went next door to a rather merry gathering of my fellow workers and brought their attention to bear on the object. Then we observed the object at a higher power - high enough to see it was a red diamond shaped object with a dark square longer than it was wide, and centered in the middle. Nothing accompanied the event such as sound or lights etc. emitted by the object. All of us looked at each other in amazement. Our decision was that it might be a kite. Since there was a party going on we decided not to notify anyone. Also I think we were having trouble admitting to ourselves the reality of the situation. The sighting went unreported until now.

Posted 2000-02-16

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