Friday, July 16, 2010
Navy Veteran Witnesses Cylinder-Shaped UFO in Ft. Hood Restricted Airspace
MUFON Case # 24547
Location: Killeen, Texas
Summary: Cylinder object, silver, no wings, no sound over restricted air space
Main Army installation in Central Texas. Restricted Airspace.
Date: 10 June 2010 Early daylight sighting
Approx time: 7:45 - 8:00am
Personal background: Veteran, Navy Sonar Supervisor.Perform services as Simulation Tech Aviation since separation. Army installation Central Texas.
As a side note, I am surrounded by aviation and easily recognizable aircraft both day and night.
On the morning of 10 June I walked out of the building I work in to get get some air and reflect on the early morning chaotic activity. The only area that has doors and windows is the front area of this building. It has a approx. SW footprint when exiting the main entrance.
After I walked through and beyond the entrance from the building, I panned the surrounding area both ground and sky. As I turned and looked to NE ( more easterly ) I noticed a very bright star looking light. I found that odd because it seemed intensely bright. At first I thought an unusually clear bright morning star?? The building I work in has lighting rods around its outer perimeter. As I watched this bright light ( myself remaining stationary ) it had movement across the sky against the rod.
The sky was mostly clear. Some wispy broken cloud masses were visible. It had an appearance as a fixed wing aircraft on a approach pattern at night.
Very bight as it approached.
As I watch this aircraft/object travel from approx. NE to SW direction it became clear to me that this wasn't the usual aircraft seen around here.
I asked one of the personnel in the building to come out and look. I point out the object to this person but because he is near sighted and was not wearing his classes he couldn't make out the details I was talking about. At this point is was about at an apex to our location.
This person cannot or will not collaborate this event.
This object remained on a straight and steady path for the duration.
Estimated size: C130 aircraft ( fuselage only )
Estimated altitude given visual conditions: 1500 - 4000 ft. AGL
Estimated speed: 300 - 500 kts
Appearance: cylinder, silver. No wings, no tail rudder, no propulsion sound,
no rotor and no propeller visible. Mid length it had what appeared to be windows or some type of black banding.
Conclusion by this witness: Based on that fact that this can be a high traffic area,I speculate that nobody else in the immediate area would expect to see or question what I witnessed/saw. Unless I ran running around like a chicken with my head cut off.
After all my years of hearing about these kinda things I am really stumped.
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Comment from a colleague: I have to tip my army veteran beret to this witness, who is definitely a professional in the aviation business and should certainly know the difference between ours, theirs and others.
Mr. Anonymous, thank you for one of the best detailed UFO observations in years.
I second that. -SW