An hour or so after the final school bell, i was preparing a few athletes for a district track meet scheduled for the following week. it was one of the first days of the new year that the sky was blue after a long, drab winter. there were a few sparse, scattered clouds both low & high up; but the sky was big and clear. however, there was a lot of activity in the atmosphere during the viewing period iâ€™m describing â€¦ more than a half-dozen aircraft flying at varying altitudes, plus vapor trails. additionally, there were dozens of birds moving in different directions. mostly swallows & blue jays darting around or small groups lazily sailing about. no full flocks though.
there was a weird, but nice vibe going on. it felt kind of different that day. something told me to look skyward & pay attention. i picked the highest cloud directly above my head & noticed an object that had the appearance of the bottom of a lithium watch battery. shiny metal in the center with a kind of border around the edge. i could only see it straight up from the bottom â€“ so i think it was disc-shaped, but there's a slight possibility it was spherical. it moved erratically & seemed to almost bounce around on the edge of a cloud for 10, 12, or maybe 15 seconds. it was so high up that i cannot estimate its size. it could have been enormous.
i called out to a kid within armâ€™s reach and pointed & asked â€œdo you see that?Â€� i tried to line her eyes up with my pointing arm and finger, but she said she couldnâ€™t see it because of nearsightedness (the classic junior high kid who would rather have bad eyesight than wear disfiguring glasses). my glasses were working fine and i was frustrated to be the only one who could focus in on it. i shouted â€œlook there, do you see it? itâ€™s way up there!Â€� to some others standing nearby. then i blinked rapidly & shook my head to better focus my eyes & make sure i wasnâ€™t hallucinating; but it was still there. then it was gone.
it was odd. it didnâ€™t change shape or zip off or dematerialize or squeeze away. it simply vanished from sight. i quickly began to view other objects in the sky to gain a comparison to what i had just seen. i noticed some swifts flying about whose fat little bellies had a round, metallic white gleam to them that was very similar to what i saw, but they moved in a linear fashion & they were just too low. what i saw was way up there.
i joked with the kids that i reckoned i saw a ufo & they shined it on like â€˜yeah you probably did.Â€™ nonetheless, they surprisingly seemed to accept it as a possible real event. soon after, we went inside while i kept watching to see if anything else was up there. but there were no more unusual objects.
i had a similar high-altitude, clear-view, slower-moving daylight sighting of a silver sphere a decade earlier from my car window while diving home from work. it disappeared behind a cloud in the texas sky on i45 near richland tx after only 5-seconds of visibility. but this recent one iâ€™ve described has haunted me for a couple months now to the point where i simply had to report it.
Filed under: Alien Sightings