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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/29/2012 20:20 (Entered as : 08/29/12 20:20)
Reported: 8/29/2012 7:53:13 PM 19:53
Posted: 9/24/2012
Location: Topeka, KS
Shape: Cross
Duration: 5 sec + 10 min
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Luminous Flourescent Green Flying Cross

While driving westbound on 45th Street, near the intersection of Stanley Road, I noticed a fluorescent green object in the sky to my WNW, at an elevation of approximately 45 degrees above the horizon.

At first it had a tube shape and I thought it was an airplane flying at me. I realized it was not a single sidelight, but a solid mass of light. Then the object made a sharp turn to the north and then immediately turned vertically. It had the shape of a "bird" or upside down cross, as there was no tail. However, it was twilight and glowed a bright fluorescent green with orange around the entire edge. Suddenly, it was gone. Logic left me as I realized it was NOT an airplane nor bird.

I proceeded to Shawnee Heights Road, scanning the sky outside of my windows, trying to rationalize what I had just seen. I then continued to the roundabout at Croco Rd. and looped around until heading eastbound. I pulled over near the transformers, just east of the roundabout. Now I noticed a jet, with flashing wing lights and landing light, circling the aforementioned location of the object. This plane circled 3 times before moving off in a northerly direction.

I continued into Topeka, where I heard and saw a plane flying over, towards the West. I am not sure if this was the same jet, or another.