posted on Sep, 8 2006 @ 06:09 PM
What you saw was certainly a UFO, but may not have been alien in origin. Keep in mind the phrase that the acronym UFO stands for is "Unidentified
Flying Object", and as this object has not been identified, it is a UFO.
It's never really been any secret that the technology possessed by various world governments (and I'll use the US Government as an example, since I
live here) is often decades ahead of what we know about as general civilian population (the most well known example being the Blackbird - developed in
the mid-1960s, but not known to the US public until the late 1970s). In fact, the US military is now even using that "unknown technology" as a
recruiting point here in the US. Just a day ago, I saw a sign at a bus stop as I drove by (I don't remember the military branch it was advertizing)
saying, "Learn Technology Your Friends Won't Know About For Decades!"
That said, it's possible it's a new(ish) government technology, possibly US in origin, posibly UK, and possibly a joint project, that simply has not
been made public. Think of all the civillians the SR-71 Blackbird must have flown over before it was made public (even at such high altitudes).
I believe you when you say you feel it was man-made in origin, but at the same time, as this is a completely unidentified craft, we also cannot rule
out alien origin.