NUFORC UFO Sighting 12171

Occurred: 1997-03-16 17:39 Local
Reported: 2000-03-01 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5 seconds

Location: Osterville, MA, USA

Shape: Sphere

spotted horizontally traversing circular/spherical object

looking out a window in the late afternoon towards southeast, clear weather, espied a tennis-ball-like (without the seams)object, pale ivory with pink/tan edges, no lights, no trailings, no markings, 30 degrees up from the horizon, traveling at a constant speed, faster than a jet plane, slower than a shooting star. It traversed from southwest to east on a dead horizontal path between trees, in a brief window of 20 to 30 degrees of horizontal observation, disappeared behind some trees. Appeared to be 2/3 to 1/4 size of the full lunar disk. With a ruler 12" in front of my face, the disk measured roughly 3/16" to 1/4". I am a retired engineer with interests in astronomy

Posted 2000-03-07

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