NUFORC Sighting 12519

Occurred: 2000-04-02 18:00 Local
Reported: 2000-04-02 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 30 secs
No of observers: 2

Location: Fairbanks, AK, USA

Shape: Oval

Rolling oval, tumbling through the sky. Every rotation, half of the object appeared to be extremely shiny and reflecting sun light. No noise, completely silent.

My neighbor and I were standing in the driveway of my home in the Alaskan wilderness. We were looking a the sky, Northwest out over the Minto Flats. The oval object appeared to be at about 1000 feet off the ground. It was traveling from North to South then changed course to the Southwest. It was tumbling over itself, making a shiny area reflect the afternoon sun. The object moved silently through the sky and disappeared behind the trees. A small plane flew by about 10 minutes after this objects appearance at the same altitude. Just guessing about the size. It must have been as large a commercial airliner. We live 50 miles southwest of the flight path of the airport in Fairbanks and observe many planes daily. I have never seen anything like this before.

Posted 2000-04-15

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