NOTE: THE ABOVE PHOTO WAS TAKEN FROM MUFON REPORT:
Description: I saw a huge mirrored object that turned like a bird while soaring. It would change positions back and forth. Then it slowly started to rise into the sky still taking different directions until it finally was so far away that it looked like the north star. But at the same time, it would brighten and dim. I was driving on 119 South on the 4 lane heading to Belfry Middle School. My 6 year old daughter was in the back seat and asked “What is that thing in the sky?” We were around Wendys at that time. I watched it for a minute while driving and said: “I need to pull over and look at this thing.” We pulled over at Moore’s, just below Food City. By this time it was moving upward and farther away from us. We watched it in the sky until somewhere around the Marathon Station, just below the Middle School, where we lost sight of it because of the mountains.
We dropped my older daughter off at the Middle School headed back down the road and I told my 6 year old to change sides so she could look out the other side of the car to see if she could find it in the sky again. Somewhere around South Williamson she yelled:”There it is again!” So I pulled over just before the you get to ARH and we watched it and I tried to video tape it. (But it was on my phone and didn’t really show up because I couldn’t zoom.) I live close by so I decided to go back home. I couldn’t see it there so I decided to ride back out to ARH and watch it some more, but on my way out my neighbor was standing there with binoculars and I asked him: “Are you seeing the mirror in the sky?” We watched it there for 20 to 30 minutes. It finally was lost behind the clouds.
MUFON REPORT – VIRGIE, KENTUCKY (OCTOBER 16, 2012 – 2:25 PM EDT: VIRGIE — My neighbor’s small daughter noticed a very bright star that shown in the middle of the day, that didn’t move in a clear blue sky. I had four visitors who called me to look up at something strange. I got binoculars and was stunned to see a bright object that looked cylindrical, with two bright white fluorescent tubes on its sides, hanging very high in the sky. I used my 8″ Meade SCT telescope to observe it at 150 power and it was barely moving hanging high in the atmosphere. I used my Canon digital camera and took about 50 photos of the object through the telescope and then shot some video also. It oscillated between dim to very bright, (sun like), on a frequency that varied, but was about 30 seconds.
If it was a balloon it would have drifted with the prevailing winds. If it was a satellite, it would have moved east in it’s orbit, and been out of sight in about 10 minutes. It was cylindrical, semi transparent, and had two very bright lines of light, vertically on it’s outside edges. Being an amateur astronomer, I know my planets and heavenly bodies and it was none of those. After two hours of observing it through my telescope I came in to post my photos on Facebook and during that time my wife came in and said it had disappeared.
I am experienced with taking pictures through my telescope and I know about reflections, planets looking like UFOs and such. This wasn’t even close to any of those events, and I have five other witnesses to prove it. They all saw it through my telescope and observed it for over an hour.
NOTE: The two photos above were taken by independent witnesses about 26 miles apart. (Virgie, KY is 26 miles southwest of Belfry.) The times were somewhat different (2:25 PM VS 4:30 PM), but the witnesses in Virgie (2:25 PM) said that the object was visible for over one hour. The Virgie witness makes a good point that if the object was a balloon it should have drifted. A check of the weather showed that the winds in the lower 5,000 feet of the atmosphere westerly from 30 to 45 MPH. Given this information the object should have drifted and been out of sight in the time period observed by witnesses.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.