Location: Fairborn, OH, USA
Duration: 3 minutes
No of observers: 1
Reported: 1999-03-12 00:00:00 Pacific
Posted: 1999-04-02 00:00:00
Approximately 500ft. in the air, just below a low cloud line, I saw a small grey spherical object hovering. It would be best described as looking like a soccerball with flat sides.
On 2/30/99, at 6:00p.m. I was driving my car and coming up to a stop sign. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed something dark grey in the sky. (It was an overcast sky with about a 500ft. ceiling.) At first I thought it was a bird or an airplane but when I took a second look, I realized it was niether of those possibilities. I live a stone's throw away from Wright-Patterson AFB so I thought it may have been a weather balloon or possibly a kite or kids helium baloon. I don't think it was any of these because it was not moving or rotating. I was close enough to it to see that it was approximately 3ft. in diameter, spherical, with flat sides (not shiny). It looked like something you would see on Star Wars used as a probe. I studied it for about 30 seconds before someone pulled up behind me waiting to turn. I headed east to get a better look. I could see it through the tree lines and was anxiously driving to a clear spot. When I arrived at an open clearing, about 3 blocks away and 1 minute later, it was gone. The day was overcast with little wind. It was also raining a bit and had been doing so for most of the day. This would discount the possibility of it being a kite unless we have the second coming of Ben Franklin. There was also no thunderstorm activity in the area. Secondly, it was not a balloon because the slight breeze would have moved it. The clouds were moving around it but it was dead still. I did not hear any noise either. I was also close enough (500ft.) to see that it had two cylindrical objects sticking out of the side, side by side (almost looking like a nose). I would say they were about the size of pop cans. I did chase up and down the streets loking for a kid or someone in the rain reeling in a kite but found noone.
NUFORC: Address indicated by author, 30FE99, is illogical.
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