Appearance / Description of Object(s)
The vessel was white/metalic grey in colour. It had a gently curved top and a round large ball like bottom. The closest that I can describe it is that it looks fairly close to the one shown in Photo353.htm of this site.
To me the most prominent feature of the vessel was the round ball like bottom.
Size of Object(s)
It was difficult to estimate its size when it came out of the water, because of the distance, but it was definitely a lot bigger that the strip of water that we saw, and I estimated the strip to at least 8 ro 8 meters.
Description of Area / Surroundings
Beach, near the airport.
Full Description & Details
On the morning of Saturday October 8 2005 my wife and I dropped my 18 year old daughter at school. It was about 6:50 am and we decided to go to a nearby beach to wait for the shops to open so that we can have our breakfast. We reached the beach just about 7 am.
While at the beach we sat on the concrete steps facing to sea to the west. It was 7:05 am and the sun was already shining very brightly when my wife noticed something unusual on the water about 500 meters off shore and she brought my attention to it. What I saw looked like a strip of white wave breaking on the water surface and I told her that.
However instead of moving towards shore, the 'wave' was moving across the water parallel to the beach away towards our left.
She then asked me whether it was a dolphin instead, but I told her it was moving too fast for even a dolphin and probably way too big. The 'white strip of wave' by my estimation, was at least about 8 to 9 meters long. It was definitely not a boat either, because what I could see was just a strip of water breaking on the surface and nothing above.
Now, the beach that we were at was right in the centre of a gentle bay with the Kota Kinabalu International Airport about 3 kilometers away to our left at the end of the bay. The moving strip of white water was moving towards the airport at a speed of maybe about 30 or 40 Kmh.
After about 2 minutes and maybe a thousand meter from where we first noticed it, a grey/white craft broke out of the water right were the white wave was and it continued to move in the same direction except this time it was flying in the air.
From what I could see, I could not make out any conventional means of propulsion that I know of, no propeller, no rotors, no jet exhaust and completely silent from where I was. While at the distance I could here the planes taking off and landing earlier, this flying vessel was totally silent.
It flew straight towards the direction of the air strip and it flew low barely clearing the tree tops nearby and it went across the western end of the runway below the approach window which was facing the sea.
After another couple of minutes or so the flying vessel disappeared in the distance. It never headed towards the skies, but in fact disappeared somewhere among the distant hills.
I really could not find any explaination for this sighting that both my wife and I saw. Unfortunately I did not bring my camera and I do not have any proof whatsoever of this sighting. The were also no other witnesses although there were a few people jogging at the beach when this happened, but no one was looking out to sea while they jogged. I guess I was too shocked with astonishment to hail any of the joggers to bring their attention to the phenomena.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
I have no explaination whatsoever
I am Catholic Lay Minister and a Catechist. An educator of Faith. I do not lie.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I have an open mind. It just may be possible.
Reported Sighting? Yes
Reported To: Just some friends
Name: George Gregory Matanjun
Additional Information or Comments by the Editor:
Report was originally submitted on 10/11/2005, and updated on 11/4/2005 with the drawing by the witness.