UFO Sighting Report - USA
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With the increasing use of digital cameras we are seeing more photos showing alleged 'UFOs' - many of these could be insects, cloud shapes etc. As many readers have asked to see the photos I will be using some of them and leaving it up to the individual to make up their own mind - John @ UFOINFO.
July 20th 2006 : Brattleboro, Vermont
Brattleboro, Vermont Rectangular Dark Colored Shaped Object
Date: July 20, 2006
Message: We recently moved to Brattleboro, Vermont in mid July, 2006. Around July 20, 2006, we saw something very unusual in the sky. We were playing with our daughter and cats on our front stoop in a fairly new/secluded section of town, and I looked up in the sky, and we saw the strangest thing we'd ever seen. We estimate its elevation at between 1,000 to 2,000 feet, but couldn't really tell. At first I thought it was some sort of bag or box or kite, but it wasn't. We all saw that it was something that was actually flying, very deliberately, but with a bizarre twist--it was *tumbling* forward in a uniform, almost deliberate flight path. This was rectangular in shape, and was dark (daughter thought it was black; wife thought it was dark blue). The thing didn't pitch or roll from side to side randomly; it basically remained within what appeared to be a "set" path or corridor of air--not moving in a straight any direction, from Southwesterly to Northeasterly direction between our house and our neighbor's.
The thing looked like it was a rectangle, but not clearly just a "box," and it moved fairly quickly (we saw it at about 80 degrees in the sky and it was over the horizon/trees in less than a minute). There was no apparent propulsion or stabilizing structure (i.e., wings, tail). It's hard to say how large it was, but if it was clearly visible at a couple thousand feet, it had to be at least, what, 4 feet long, but we really couldn't say. It appeared to me that there was a white light that showed whenever one side was revealed during the tumble, however, my wife said she doesn't remember a light.
I found this site via Google, and read that someone from Torrington, CT, saw a dark rectangle in the sky 10 days after our sighting. Torrington is about 117 miles from Brattleboro, CT. I found it interesting that the person reported something similar to what we saw within a relatively recent timeframe.
I'm 47; a professional telecommunications consultant with a Master's Degree in International Defense Analysis. My wife is 44 and a teacher. Our daughter is 9. Neither I, nor my wife (and certainly not our child), had been drinking anything. The time of day was dusk, but with a clear blue sky, and white puffy clouds. Neither of us has ever seen anything even remotely similar to what we saw that day. We did not report this to the police, but I did post it in the local online community board, and no one else seems to have seen it.
Thank you to the witnesses for the interesting report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research