- March 16,2003, about 9:45pm.
- My wife smokes, but won't smoke inside, so she goes out
on the back deck. It was a little cloudy and hazy that night and you could
see a rainbow around the Moon. We were discussing how pretty it was. I
decided to get my new digital camera out and try to take a picture, I wanted
to see how it worked at night. As I was taking the first pictures I noticed
something off to the left of the moon, but thought it was a cloud at first.
Then when I looked at the view screen on the back of the camera to see
how the picture turned out, I noticed the object. In amazement, I took
a succession of pictures, half of which were zoomed in a little, the other
half not. I then ran in and got my binoculars. I could not believe my eyes
it was shaped like a giant flat plate and whatever it was, was big. You
could have landed at least a dozen 747s on. There is a picture of it directly
in front of the moon; you can get a good idea of its true size. I guesstamated
that it was at least 40,000 to 60,000 feet up. I remember seeing a plain
fly under it. The plain was a speck in comparison. Then it just disappeared,