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Sighting Reports 2008

Man Sees High Flying Dark Silent Object in Daytime Sky

Date of Sighting: June 1, 2008
Time of Sighting: 4:20 PM EDT
Date Sighting Reported: June 1, 2008
Duration of Sighting: 7 Minutes
Location of Sighting: Plains, Pennsylvania (NE PA Near Scranton)
Latitude: 41.28 Degrees North
Longitude: 75.85 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Few Clouds at 7,500 Feet. Scattered Clouds Were at 9,000 Feet. Visibility Was 10 Miles. Winds Were From the North at 13 MPH.

Description: I'm not sure what I saw. I live by a small airport and planes were flying around all day. Also above me is high traffic for passenger flights. Now I saw this dark object. I didn't see where it came from. It was flying from north to south off to the distance from me a little bit. There was no sound (all the planes leaving the airport by me are small private planes that are loud) and I thought it was just a large bird gliding through the air as it was moving slower than the planes that were flying around off and on. As I watched it it would shine from the sun light at times and it didn't have visible wings. It seemed to be flying level for most of the time, then ascended slowly into the clouds. From the time I started watching it until it disappeared was about 7 minutes. Now when the passenger planes fly above you can clearly hear them, as well as the small private planes. This thing was a lot closer and I didn't hear anything. As for the size, it was smaller than the private planes that were flying around (I did not see any wings), but bigger than a car.

Comments: The witness has eliminated most conventional explanations for his sighting in his report. However, given that the object was small a definitive shape could not be determined. If the object had been bigger or closer, perhaps an explanation could be given.