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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/20/2000 14:27 (Entered as : 05/20/00 14:27 hr)
Reported: 5/21/2000 16:45
Posted: 6/6/2000
Location: Viola, WI
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 5 to 10 sec.
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
white rod shaped object flying lower than small plane viewed by one person during outdoor graduation ceremony

I was sitting in a bleachers viewing an outdoor graduation ceremony. I heard an airplane noise coming from behind me (I sat facing directly west). After scanning the skies briefly and seeing no plane, my eyes fell upon a long, white or light silver colored object gliding quickly, steadily from northwest to south east. I probably watched it for 10, maybe even 15 seconds. It seemed to fade in and out of visibility, but would always be where it should have been on a regular path. It did not reappear where it had disappeared. Then a small plane did fly over, and the object disappeared for good, but it was clear that the object was lower than the plane. It was a light sunny day, few clouds. It was clear that the object had been traveling faster than the airplane (some sort of small plane) was. I did not point this out to anyone in the crowd, and evidently i was the only one who noticed. The object left no contrail.