Occurred: 2006-06-17 20:20 Local
Reported: 2006-06-17 19:43 Pacific
Duration: 5-10 minutes
No of observers: 4

Location: Plains, PA, USA

Shape: Circle

Ring Shaped Black UFO over NE PA

While sitting on our back deck with my mother, brother and sister-in-law, my brother commented on a weird object in the sky. I saw the object, and went inside to get binoculars for a better look.

The object was donut or ring-shaped. The center was hollow, and I was able to see the sky behind the object. It appeared to be black in color, and traveled from the southwest towards the north. The object moved at a slow speed (about 30 minutes after the sighting, a large commercial jet flew over our house, giving me an idea of the object's speed). I would estimate the speed at approximately 1/6 to 1/8 the speed of the passenger jet. As it traveled, the object seemed to roll, allowing me to see a profile and a side view of it. I was able to continue viewing the object through binoculars for between 5 and 10 minutes, until I lost sight of it in distant clouds. Each of the 4 of us present viewed the object with bare eyes and with binoculars.

The object did not appear to be flat, based on my view when I saw its profile. Rather, the part that seemed to stay at the top of the object seemed raised, as compared to the flat bottom of the object. The object did not have any visible lights.

Weather was clear with ample evening light and no cloud cover.

Posted 2006-07-16

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