3/29/2013 3:00:50 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
circular, grayish object. It appeared to have texture or dimension, but nothing that I can remember, however, it looked as if it had high and low spots on its surface.
Size of Object(s)
This object was nearly touching my Cessna, so I am quite certain about the size. It was about the size of a soccer ball.
Description of Area / Surroundings
AS noted, I was flying above a small class 'E' airport in a rural area. This airport has no tower or ATC. I know of no such military installations in the immediate area. I am not aware of any power plants in the vicinity. Its mostly residential and farming
Full Description & Details
This is the first time I have ever told this story to the general public. It was during the time I was working on my private pilots license. The date is an estimate.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
When I first made visual contact with the object, I thought it was a child's balloon. When the object came within 20 to 40 feet, it was very clear it was NOT a child's balloon. Balloons dont usually travel 90 miles an hour on a calm windless day.
Gov't worker. Completed 4 year degree program in political Science
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
Prior to this event, I had no opinion on ufo's and had little knowledge about other sightings. Since that day, I have been actively searching the internet for other people who might have had a similar experience.
At the time of the sighting, I was a student pilot with less than 50 hours in the cockpit. Due to my inexperience with airplanes, this quickly became a freightning experience. I felt very helpless. However, once I was on the ground, I was a bit relieved and very excited about the sighting.
Your Location:Rochester, NY