A Maryland witness at Boonsboro reported watching a low flying, blimp-shaped object, according to testimony in Case 86700 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness had just dropped off his son's girlfriend and was leaving her house at 8:35 p.m. on September 13, 2017.
“I got to the stop sign and was looking left,” the witness stated. “No cars. Looked right. No cars. I looked back to the left and noticed a dark object floating at my 11 o’clock position. I sat at the stop sign a minute, kind of dazed and wondering what the heck was I looking at. The object was dark, and I could only make out the outline of its shape when I saw the red lights on either side (left and right) blink. It looked like a football field size and was really low to the ground.”
The witness also described the object’s lighting configuration.
“I also noticed a white light blinking on the top and bottom of what I was seeing. I was thinking that whatever it was would surely crash so I turned onto the route and continued to watch it. I turned off the radio in the car and rolled down the windows, I couldn't hear any engines. Nothing. I was on a ‘country’ road, so there were no other cars at the time to interfere sound or sight wise.”
The witness pulled over and watched the object slowly float towards the southwest.
“I still could not hear any noise coming from it. I had to get home, so I started to drive again but I kept looking over at it (it was to my left side). I was totally mesmerized. I could not figure out what I was looking at. I thought maybe a glider? But at night and so incredibly large? I thought it was bigger than a small plane (like a six-passenger craft) but I thought it was smaller than the size of a 747. I was completely captivated by this object and I continued to look over at the craft as I was driving. I was so ‘drawn’ to look at it. I cannot explain how strange I felt looking at it, but I didn't want to look away. I did not even think to try and record a video or take a picture with my cell phone, but I am not sure anything would have shown up except the blinking red lights or white lights. I thought this might be a military aircraft of some sort.”
CAG Investigator Fred Kohler for Maryland MUFON closed this case as an Unknown – Other.
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