NUFORC Sighting 2184

Occurred: 1997-05-05 12:15 Local
Reported: 1997-05-05 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 10sec
No of observers: 1

Location: West Chester (outside, on Rte. 202), PA, USA

Shape: egg

Summary : Driving north alogn Rt 202 I noticed egg shaped metallic objectmoving through the sky. It was highly reflective and shone brightly.It had a definate size and shape. It was approx .25 degrees across. The objectwhich looked to be flying quite high went across my field of view then quickyl spedoff and away. The object was not seen again.

I am a astronomy major at Villanova University. I was getting my oil changed in West Chester, PA. On the return drive back to VillanovaOn Rt. 202 North I noticed a bight object flying across the sky, It flew slowly accros my field of view, which was to the South, southeast, forapproximately 7-10secs. The object then took off at a tremendous speed toward the south. I continued looking for the object but I did not seeit anymore. The object was metallic in nature and it had a high reflectance, much like a mirror. The was a descernable size to the object whichwas approx. 0.25 degrees across and half that in height. It look to be a spherical object though slightly elongated. The date was 5/5/97 and I noted thetime as 12:15pm by my car's radio clock. I was between around 5-6 miles away from W. Chester when the event occured.

Posted 1999-01-28

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