11/21/2014 12:40:42 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
It was a delta shaped aircraft, with a distinct upper and lower half defined by color, with the lower half being light gray/silver, and the upper half cockpit area on top was a beautiful silver/blue/purple medium dark color. The front of the vehicle was a rounded point, and the rear was rounded as well but much more pronounced and clearly defined. It did not have wings, as the rounded bulbous bottom went from edge to edge, and the teardrop shaped top cockpit area rounded down to the outside edges and around to the rear of the craft. The cockpit area was larger in the front and tapered down at the rear of the vehicle. It also had no visible engines whatsoever, and no openings that would be seen for concealed stealth type jet type engines, neither intake nor exaust, and no windows. It had no visible openings whatsoever. Viewing distance is estimated to be under one mile. Altitude was around 1000 to1500 feet. It was about the size of a 747 jet in size, or slightly smaller. It almost resembled a lifting body type of aircraft specifically designed to use it's body to glide into the atmosphere from space with minumum drag surfaces for frictionless flight. It would also be an ideal design for under water "flight".
Size of Object(s)
Size of the object was around 1 to 1 1/2 inches between hands held at arms length, or the size of a narrow thumb held at arms length. I would estimate that it was around the size of a 747 aircraft, or around 200 feet long, 45 to 50 feet in height, wingspan would be around 100 feet, (estimated, since it had no wings, as it was a lifting type body).
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
The object was under a mile away at an altitude of 1000 to 1500 feet.
Description of Area / Surroundings
Urban area with a few buildings of between three and six stories adjacent to a major freeway and shopping mall in an industrial/business zone along Stephenson Highway and I-75. The rest of the area is surburban single story, single occupancy housing.
Full Description & Details
A co-worker, a maintainence man named Randy and I, were standing outside of the front of the VALEO Troy building where we work, next to the parking lot, taking a smoke break, when I noticed something flying through the air out of the corner of my eye at a height of 1000 feet, moving VERY FAST. It moved without sound, and we both witnessed it very clearly due to it's low altitude flight line. It was around 3:00 PM in the afternoon.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
There are no known man made or natural objects it could have been. No chance whatsoever, unless the US Government was flying a new type of stealth aircraft in broad daylight in a high visibility populated area, which can fly without sound and no visible menans of propulsion.
I am a test engineer and experimental mechanic with more than 40 years of experience. I have extensive military and DOD experience working on many classified government R&D projects since 1974 with the birth of the first internet use by ARPA. I have also worked on many projects for ARPA and DARPA. I have years of experience and education, including use of the scientific method and investigation.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I have extensive experience with all types of known aircraft past and present, including civilian, classified, and military aircratf, un-manned aircraft, and un-manned drones. I have also seen manned baloons and weather baloons, light home built and experimental aircraft, drones and remote aircraft, ultralights, and radio controlled hobby aircraft, some of which are very large, and chinese lanterns. I am also very familiar with astronomical observations and space objects, including viewing the ISS overflights and space shuttle, as well as rockets and missles. Also fireworks and home built rockets. I have also had multiple very close UFO sightings in the past (under 100 feet away), verified by MUFON, and I may have seen this craft doing an overflight of my home in Roseville Michigan at night during this past summer in 2014 on a clear moonlit night, cutting a line through the light thin high clouds. This was also reported to MUFON.
This was the most amazing and un-saucer like UFO or any aircraft that I have ever seen. This is what the space shuttle should have looked like or our next space shuttle for that matter. It had the most aerodymanic and functional design that I have ever seen in and aircraft. It made the SR-71 look like a childs toy model, as well as our stealth aircraft, and the Airforce's X-71 Space Plane. The UFO passively resembled the new un-manned Airforce X-47B drone without the wings attached. But it was much larger, more streamlined, and had no wings.
Name:James H Carbary
Your Location:Roseville, Michigan U.S.A.