UFO Observed over Hilo Airport, Hawaii
UFO By Jeff Freeland-Aug 18, 2006

An unidentified flying object was spotted over the Hilo Airport area Tuesday morning, Hawaii County Civil Defense said. A UFO in Hawaii? For now it certainly seems that way although as with most sightings eyewitness accounts vary a bit. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin is reporting that the FBI and the Transportation Security Administration are investigating the sightings of an object that reportedly resembled a missile flying over the airport.

Witnesses told the newspaper the silver object was silver and emitted a vapor trail; however it had no apparent fins or markings on it. One man told the newspaper, "The noise was super loud." The Star-Bulletin reports that witnesses gave opposite descriptions of its direction and widely varying estimates of its size.

The largest estimate was about 12 feet long, and the smallest was one foot, according to the report. One report said it was headed over the airport's main runway, but another said it was headed north from Hilo, away from the airport. Civil Defense official Lanny Nakano said the federal agencies classified the sighting as unconfirmed. Nakano, reading from notes from another Civil Defense official, said it was seen at 10:18 a.m. headed away from the airport.

But an eyewitness, who asked that his name not be used, told the Star-Bulletin he saw it heading from the Civic Auditorium area to the Keaukaha area, which would take it over the main runway. That witness saw a silver tube with no markings or fins, trailing "vapor" that quickly dispersed. --Jeff Freeland writes from Houston

Source & References:


Archived UFO Articles and News Items, 2006

UFO Casebook Home Page