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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 6/25/2020 04:30 (Entered as : 06/25/20 04:30)
Reported: 6/28/2020 10:26:43 AM 10:26
Location: Tucson, AZ
Duration: 25 seconds
|Very bright spherical UFO over Tucson
I was having a restless night, so was awake early. I was staring at the ceiling when the object entered my field of view, through the window above our bed. It was as bright as a star and clearly spherical. It was moving at a steady velocity from SW to NE. When I noticed the object I immediately put on my glasses for a better look and watched it until it went out of sight. I jumped out of bed, headed for the back door to my patio, grabbed my Nikon binoculars on the way out. I regained visual contact with the object again as it proceeded NE and got the binoculars on it again. It definitely was not a conventional aircraft, neither rotary or fixed wing. There were no additional lights of any kind or color, only the bright illumination of the sphere. I am accustomed to seeing satellites in the night sky, in different orbits, at different velocities, and this was no satellite either. The satellites are small specks, and this object was many times larger in terms of visual angle subtended. It moved smoothly, and I listened for any sounds of an engine...it was silent. It did not maneuver, jink or turn . It did not change speed. I watched it through my binoculars until it disappeared.
I was a USAF pilot ('72-'85) with global flying experience and also spend time at night stargazing and observing the city with binoculars. I don't know what this object was, but I know what it was not. It was nothing conventional. I live in the foothills of the Tucson mountains, in a dark skies area, and have a very good view of the sky and our surroundings, especially the east.