posted on May, 31 2008 @ 10:05 PM
I don't know if this applies to the big aspect but it was large.
I've had the opportunity to see three things in my life that I can't explain. I've rationalized them, but fully explained them, no.
Two at night and one in broad daylight with witnesses. This is the one I'll talk about.
Back in the 70's, I ran a water plant for a smallish town in northwest Missouri. This town had a city lake of around 90 acres in size which is where
the water plant was located.
KCI (Kansas City International) airport had a TWA overhaul facility that performed maintenance on their own planes and contract work on other planes.
Part of this contract work was government planes such as the 707's and 747's like Air Force One, but not that actual plane.
TWA and even the Missouri National Guard used this lake as a ground reference point when out flying, so seeing large planes of both civilian and
military cargo planes, circling the lake, were not uncommon at all.
KCI is around 75 miles south and Rosecrans AF at St. Joseph is around 15 miles south.
Now we can continue.
There was a 747 flying around 3 to 4 miles west and around 5000 feet. United States of America was plainly visible on the side of the plane. There was
a group of us watching this plane make a slow curve towards the north.
Then it was there. Between the plane and us. No one can say they saw it there before the plane intersected it in a line of vision, but it was just
It looked like a large ice cream cone. White top, solid body of silver. I'd estimate it at 800 to 1000 feet long and 500 feet wide, tapering to a
blunt point. No markings, signs, writing of any kind on the object. The plane disappeared behind it and then came back into view.
The plane then did a sharp turn, as sharp as a 747 can, by tilting it's wings and cutting in towards the object. It banked around and then was
between us and the object. The plane was then longer than the object but only because of the angle and closeness of it compared to the object.
The object started to go up, fast. You could hear the jet noise pick up from the 747, but it couldn't keep up. I'd say it went to around 10000 feet
and then leveled off. The object was visible for just a couple minutes and then went away. Disappeared, I can't say, but it was no longer visible.
A couple of points to mention. I base the size of the object by a visual of comparing it to a 747 within a mile or less with my eyes within 3 to 4
miles of both at the same time, within the same line of vision. No turning to look and compare, they were both there at one time.
Second, I have often thought weather balloon, or something along this line. This may be my rational part of my brain talking to myself. It was just
there when it showed up. There was a group of us and we all saw the object at the same time. It rose faster than the plane could climb while in a
large circle. Now, I'll agree the 747 is not a fighter, but both climbed quick.
You know, I just don't know what it was.