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UFO Sighting Report


May, 1, 2006


Rapperswil, nr Zurich, Switzerland


4 or 5 cloud-like objects over the town. Photographs taken show structural detail which was not visible to the eye at the time.

Date Reported:

5/4/2006 4:02:04 AM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



5 mins

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

double-flanged wheel

Size of Object(s)

relative 4"

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

perhaps 1-2 kilometers and quite low (below aviation altitude)

Description of Area / Surroundings

Town at southern end of Lake Zurich, no military or power establishments nearby

Full Description & Details

I was on foot on the shore of the Obersee, when I noticed an unusual formation of clouds to the north of the town. There were 4 or 5 such clouds, all pure white and shaped like thick disks. They seemed to be somewhat luminescent, but that may have been the effect of the strong sunlight. I was not able to gauge either their size or altitude. I observed them for 4 or 5 minutes but I did not see them arrive/form, nor did I notice their departure. One was more clearly defined and curiosity brought me to take a series of photographs of them. I only had my mobile phone-camera with me (Nokia 3220), and so the resolution is not great.

It was only when I had transferred the images to my computer, did I notice anything extraordinary about the objects.

The clearest of the objects now appeared to have a structure, with upper and lower thin disks, which on the photographs are dark, and a thicker central part of a smaller diameter which was still white. The overall appearance is of a double-flanged wheel.

Furthermore, although not visible to the eye at the time, the photographs show a pinkish glow surrounding the object and extending towards the ground.

This part of Switzerland is known for unusual cloud formations due to the interaction of mountains and lakes, but I have never seen anything of this nature.

I can assure everyone that these photographs have not been modified in any way (The originals are still in my phones memory).

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

to the eye, they appeared as clouds

Witness Background

Writer and specialist photographer (transport subjects), working from home. Also contract IT Project Manager

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I am intrigued by many paranormal events and have read much information on the subjects.

Reported Sighting? 



Tony D Wood

Your Location: 

Ermenswil, Switzerland



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