June 19th 2004

Owensboro, Kentucky - Cylinder

Date: June 19, 2004
Time: 6:40 p.m.

Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: White cylinder

Full Description of event/sighting: On Saturday afternoon, June 19th, 2004 at about 6:40 p.m. I was walking my dog as I typically do each evening after dinner. Having been a private pilot for 20 years and living in close proximity to our regional airport in Owensboro, Kentucky,

I have a habit of looking for air traffic. This particular evening there was no air traffic out. I also noticed that the sky was perfectly clear and cloudless. There weren't even any contrails visible. This was unusual because there is a VOR (navigation beacon) at our local airport and a lot of high altitude traffic makes turns over the area as evidenced by the turning of the contrails. The Sun was about 20 degrees above the horizon and to my back. I looked almost directly overhead and spotted a white cylindrical object headed at a moderate speed from northwest to southeast. When first spotted it was about 1/2" long at arms' length. It looked like an airplane fuselage with no wings. The object was oriented horizontally with one end pointed in the direction of travel. There was a dark band toward the rear of the object and there may actually have been some type of empennage on the rear, but it was difficult to tell. The color was a "clean" white, but it did not reflect the setting sun. There were no evidence of any type of conventional propulsion, nor was there any FAA navigation lights or strobes visible. At a high altitude and the Sun still up any lighting might not have been visible. There was no noise associated with the object. It did not deviate in altitude, speed, or heading as it went out of sight. Total sighting time was about 2 minutes. At the objects' rate of speed I was too far from home to run for a camera, and no neighbors were out in their yards for collaboration. I have been visiting the Rense.com website for about a year and the object looks just like what the gentleman in Texas photographed. It also looks like the object seen in Sonora, but it was not hanging vertically.

Thank you to the witness for this report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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