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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/15/1999 13:00 (Entered as : 08/15/99 1300)
Reported: 12/20/1999 18:40
Posted: 7/1/2002
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Shape: Disk
Duration: 10 seconds
I was looking at (enjoying) the sky on a nearly cloudless, bright and calm day when I saw the object.

The object was traveling at an estimated 30-40 thousand feet and at a speed of mach 15-20 or greater. The day was very clear and the object was very clearly seen. The object was traveling almost due south at a rate of speed that would make it absolutely imposible to suggest it was a jet aircraft.

The craft or object was the same color as a typical commercial jet i.e. metalic looking. There were no lights noted and no contrails.

I looked at the thing for about 10 seconds (the thing was really moving) then it went over my house and was out of sight. The "craft" was a saucer shape with height i.e. it had thickness and appeared to be some what larger than a jumbo jet. Again, it was no jet aircraft.

I often wonder why I didn't jump up and try to run out from under my porch and pick up visual contact again. I just sat on my lounge chair and said Wow!

I generally don't believe in UFOs ... but, I know what I saw.

Oh, and there was no sound that I could hear. It was high. I think about this sighting alot. I would like to get some answers if anyone has any.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))