Baden-Solingen air base, Baden-Württemberg
UFOINFO Online Sighting Report
Location: Baden-Solingen air base (now Baden Airpark)
Date: 1976 or 1977
Time: Between 2 & 3 am
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Domed top - slighter domed bottom - outlined in red lights around exterior
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Clear dark night
Description: Object moved southwest towards us - lights seemed to go out and then reappear at a different altitude to the left or right of the last sighting as it approached. It moved to about .5 to 1 km from us, then just sat in front of us - no sound. Then the lights changed from red to white from the right side to the left as if it were turning. Could not see anything other than the perimeter lights. Still silent. Then there was a loud whoosh sound and it moved to the northeast and disappeared in seconds. I spent 30 yrs working with a/c and still can't explain it. The whole thing lasted from 3 to 5 minutes and we never took our eyes off it. I remember staring at it while asking Mark beside me if he was looking at the same thing I was. We were on base perimeter guard duty if you're wondering about the time of the sighting. We called the tower after our shift and they said there were no aircraft operating in the area that night, hence I have never reported this before. If it would make any difference I can pinpoint the sighting spot within a couple of hundred yards.
The X on the maps indicates where we were standing when the sighting took place as near as I can remember.