Occurred: 1990-10-15 21:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2004-09-13 14:55 Pacific
Duration: 5 min
No of observers: 1

Location: Omaha (LaVista/Ralston), NE, USA

Shape: Cigar
Characteristics: Left a trail, Aircraft nearby

Cigar shaped object flying level at about 750ft. Has fiery tail, triangular windows, fighter escort ...was called space junk by

I was walking home along the railroad tracks between the Omaha Stockyards and my apartment in LaVista near Papillion NE, not far from SAC Headquarters in Bellevue.

I thought I heard a low rocket noise and looked up. I saw a shimmering trail of white sparks. I gazed at it for awhile and could just make out a shape of some kind that I percieved to be an elongated shape. It was traveling at about 500-1000 feet. I thought I could make out faint triangular shaped "windows" in a row along the visable side. It was traveling in a North Easterly direction heading towards Millard. The key things that I noted about it was that I could make out a faint engine noise of some kind and that it was traveling very level and straight. It was flying at about the top speed of a single engine Cesna airplane, not very fast but at a good clip. I did gather that it had a rather massive size to it. It was a very big shadow that was darker than the new night sky.

What I also noted was this, I could see that it was being escorted by two other aircraft. I could make out their flashing marker lights. One on each side just slightly ahead of the larger object. I figured that whatever it was, it was being escorted by two fighter jets. Of this I have no doubt.

The next day, a small story was printed in The Omaha World Herald that some "Space Junk" had fallen and area residents had called in with UFO sightings. It's interesting that this term space junk was again used later in another sighting in the same Sector of Nebraska. In the report on your site he was told that his Cigar shaped object was also just Space junk....If I ever go to that region of Nebraska again I'll make sure to bring my umbrella...it seems that there must be some sort of magnetic field that attracts all of these level flying space junk objects falling from the sky. I'd really like to see how something falling can attain a level trajectory at about 750ft. That would be cool....here is the info on the related story:

Occurred : 6/1/1992 18:00 (Entered as : 1992 1800)
Reported: 12/5/2002 7:23:37 PM 19:23
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Lincoln, NE
Shape: Cigar
Duration:10 min.



NUFORC Note:

Date is approximate. PD


Posted 2004-09-29

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