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Original Witness report filed with National UFO Reporting Center

Source: NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center), Peter Davenport,d Director
Original Source


Summary: "Iíve flown over the entire globe and never have I ever seen anything like I saw on the afternoon of July 20, 2005 at approximately 3:15 PM."

Occurred : 7/20/2005
Reported: 7/21/2005
Location: Exeter, NH
Shape: Cigar
Duration:10 Minutes

Gigantic Cigar

My name is David Anthony Woody and I use the nickname Tony. I live in Exeter, New Hampshire. I am a retired Navy Chief with twenty-two years of service. My job in the Navy was a lot of fun because I was an Instructor Flight Engineer on the P3 Orion and EP-3 Reconnaissance aircraft.

I also gave in flight check-rides to fellow pilots and flight engineers. I have twenty-one years of flying experience and I have logged over 10,000 hours of flight time. I also worked for Boeing in Everett Washington north of Seattle for two years as a Quality Assurance Manager leading a team of 65 people in the Systems Installation Division on the Boeing 777 Production Line.

Iíve flown over the entire globe and never have I ever seen anything like I saw on the afternoon of July 20, 2005 at approximately 3:15 PM. I was outside preparing my lawnmower getting ready to mow my yard. I had just fueled it and finished checking the oil and had finished installing the grass catcher when I took a drink from a glass of water and was looking up into the sky as I tilted the glass of water back to finish it off. Thatís when I noticed this enormous silver cigar shaped object in the sky at about a 40 to 45 degree angle above the horizon. There were very few clouds in the sky and it was about 90% clear blue sky that day with excellent visibility. Below you can see the information taken from the local Seacoast Online News Weather section for July 20, 2005 during that timeframe.

Time Condition Temp DewPoint Humid. Visib. Press. Wind 2:55PM Partly Cloudy 90įF 59įF 36% Unlimited 29.89 From WNW7mph 3:55PM Partly Cloudy 90įF 59įF 36% Unlimited 29.88 From W9mph To put the scale of the size of this object into perspective think about this, take a Cessna airplane and park it next to a Boeing 747. Then take the 747 and place it next to this object and the 747 would look like the Cessna does beside a 747 in relation to the size of the object. Another example would be that this object was about twice the size of a modern day US Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier. On first glance my initial thought was that it was the Hood blimp, which has been flying around in the area recently but I quickly dismissed that idea.

While watching this object for about ten minutes I realized that it wasnít making any sound at all and although I canít be exact, I thought it was between 2500 and 3500 feet in the air. With something that large itís hard to really tell but I remember thinking that was about right because the clouds were around 5000 feet that day and it seemed to be below the clouds. There was also a row of large windows evenly spaced around the entire perimeter of the object a little bit higher than center on the object. I did not see anything or anyone in the windows.

The object was moving from the West directly toward me heading in an Easterly direction and moving very slowly. Again with something that large itís hard to estimate speed with something that large but my educated guess is it was moving much slower than 100 knots.

I looked around to see if any of my neighbors were outside but no one else was outside at the time but me.

I also thought about running into the house to get my digital camera, but I didnít know how long the object would be there so I was afraid I would miss seeing it the entire time it was in view and I didnít want to risk that.

Iím glad I decided to stay because not long after I made that decision the object changed from a bright shiny silver color and started to glow a red/orange color. Then there was this strange looking cloud of orange/red flames that started growing and billowing underneath the entire bottom of the object. The billowing fiery clouds reminded me of the way napalm rolls along on the vintage war film footage of Viet Nam Iíve seen on television except that there was no smoke associated with it. At that point I had a shot of adrenalin due to extreme fear because I thought it was going to attack me in some way. It looked as if the air itself had been suddenly ignited in a large billowing cloud of flames. Just as I was about to turn and run into the house due to fear the fiery cloud grew larger and it seemed to be pushing back toward the western end of the object and once it reached its peak (probably about half the diameter of the object) the object seemed to stretch out about twice its original size toward the eastern end of the object thus filling the entire sky in front of me and then in the wink of an eye the western end of the object caught up with the eastern end and it simply disappeared right in front of me. This entire process only took about four or five seconds and the instant the object disappeared so did the billowing fireball cloud. There was no apparent residual evidence that the object was ever there once it disappeared. I was stunned and stood there for several minutes wondering what to do and what had I just seen. I thought about calling the police but because no one else was there to see it with me I didnít think they would believe me so I didnít call. I knew I had to report it to somebody so I Googled the words report UFO and thatís how I found the web site for the National UFO Reporting Center.

I didnít notice any bright lights on the object although that doesnít mean it didnít have any because it was a bright sunny clear day and any lights would have been washed out by the bright sunlight and the reflected sunlight off of itís surface. Also the sun was high in the sky and in no way did it obscure my visibility of the object nor did any reflected sunlight from the object obscure my vision of it in any way. There were no trees or man-made structures obstructing my view. The object made no noise at all during the entire event.

This was absolutely one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in my life and Iíve seen a lot. In my opinion this was not something man made and it was far too big to be a blimp or an airplane. I believe it was not of this Earth. Other than that I have no idea what it was, where it came from or where it went. It absolutely appeared to be under intelligent control and exhibited use of technology far beyond anything known to mankind today unless this is some kind of new top-secret government craft previously unheard of. I seriously doubt that though because it would be almost impossible to hide something from the public of this gigantic physical size if it were a secret government project.

Respectfully submitted, ((name and address deleted)) Exeter, NH 03833

(NUFORC Note: We spoke with the witness shortly after his alleged sighting, and we found him to be quite eloquent, objective, and credible.)

Article ID: 494


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