NUFORC Sighting 143506

Occurred: 2018-10-16 15:50 Local
Reported: 2018-10-16 16:00 Pacific
Duration: 1.5 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Madison, WI, USA

Shape: Cigar
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

Cigar shaped object seen over Madison WI 10/16/18 at 3:50PM

I was leaving work at 3:50 PM on 10/16/2018 just passing the Costco store in Middleton heading east on Eagle Drive. I looked up and observed what I first thought was a passenger jet coming over the city from the Dane County airport. Something seemed a bit off, so I looked again and was unable to distinguish the presence of either wings or a tail section.

I pulled over on Eagle Drive next to Costco and observed what looked like a large cylindrical object, about the size of an A320 if not a bit longer. It was white in color and aerodynamically tapered at both ends and had what appeared to be a red vertical stripe that separated the forward going half from the trailing half. There appeared to be no windows or other openings. It was moving in a North Westerly direction and was traveling very slowly.

The duration of the sighting was approximately one to one and a half minutes or so.

As it was heading off in the distance I saw a smaller aircraft the details of which I could not determine that looked as though it was flying at a higher altitude and moving in an East Southeasterly direction. My background is an Electronics Technician.

Posted 2018-10-18

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