NUFORC UFO Sighting 48753

Occurred: 1997-08-16 17:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2006-01-18 17:10 Pacific
Duration: 5 or 6 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Loring AFB, ME, USA

Shape: Cigar

cigar shaped object spotted over loring air force base in maine august 1997

My wife and I were at a Phish concert Loring Air Force base in northern Maine in August of 1997. The concert was a big summer ending event that lasted three days. An orchestra from Portland was performing Swan Lake before the first of three sets on the evening. During the performance a glider was towed in and released and started doing aerobatics that went with the orchestra. It was a clear afternoon with very few clouds that were very high in the atmosphere.

As my wife and I were watching the glider we both noticed, without saying anything to one another at the time, a cigar shaped object in pretty much a stationary position directly above us. The object was very high (I'm guessing at least cloud level] and as I stated seemingly stationary.

The object stayed at this location for a minute or so and then began to slowly move. It never at this point moved straight. It just slowly moved in slight arcs and almost made a circle.

It continued this for another couple of minutes and then stopped,almost motionless for avery brief moment [maybe 10 to 20 seconds] then it seemed to elongate and amazingly fast stretched almost 5 to 10 times its original length and disappeared.

I did't say anything to my wife, nor her to me,for a couple or minutes. We both told each other the same story and were very bewildered.

I have only told a few others of this. There were roughly 100,000 people at the show. Maybe someone else witnessed the same event.?????


Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. We would like to have the precise date of the concert, if anyone knows what it was. PD

Posted 2006-02-14

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