Cape Girardeau, Missouri — 04-19-17
Shape: Sphere — Duration: 15 seconds
On Wednesday April 19th, 2017, at approximately 8:16 a.m., in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, I was looking to the northeastern sky at about the 10 o’clock position and saw a spherical object traveling from a northern to a southern direction.
The object was silver and shiny.
I immediately went to Flightradar24 to check for other planes in the area. I snapshot it to document no other planes were in the area, within 50 miles, and certainly none traveling in that direction within more than a hundred miles.
I then went to Google Earth to get a point in space reference of the angle and position of the anomaly and estimated that it would have been approximately 11 kilometers or approximately 36,000 feet above the ground.
The weather was clear and sunny, no clouds present, and the object seemed to disappear right before my eyes within 15 seconds of first seening it.
Also see Cape Girardeau, Missouri Crash.
NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and he sounded to us to be quite sober-minded. That fact, combined with his employment background and military service, suggest to us that he is an excellent, and reliable, witness. PD