Published: 1:01 PM 9/7/2010
North Carolina - 09-04-10
I was in front yard of my residence doing some weeding. Time around 6:45 PM. Still daylight
though the sun was lowering.
I heard a small aircraft pass over and glanced up and observed a small, single prop plane
proceeding east, nothing out of ordinary. As it passed out of range, a glint of sunlight
caught my attention. It was at a rather higher altitude than the small plane which had just
Initially it seemed to be a large commercial jetliner. Pretty much the shape of a standard
fuselage. It shone brilliantly in the sunlight like polished aluminum. It was proceeding
westward at a fairly stately pace.
I didn't think very much of it at first, even returned to my gardening. Then I realized
that there was something unusual about this aircraft... it seemed to have no visible wings
I again looked up and sighted it to check out my impressions. Indeed, I
was unable to discern any wings or stabilizing structures. No lifting surfaces. Long cigar
It emitted absolutely no sound my hearing could discern. Very
brilliant reflective surface. No odd motion... it just proceeded along at a leisurely clip.
Had a vague impression of a row of shapes along the flank not unlike standard
passenger aircraft windows. May have been a white glow at rear of craft but no
I was not particularly emotionally affected during or after this event, only curious and
somewhat dubious of my observational skills.
However, I have since seen several
jumbo jets at even higher altitudes and could still discern their wings and hear them.
The craft made no dramatic disappearance... simply faded into the distance.