A Colorado witness at Broomfield reported watching a teardrop-shaped object under 500 feet moving over homes, according to testimony in Case 82370 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was on his way home from the grocery store at about 1:15 p.m. on February 25, 2017, heading south on Kohl Street.
“As I stopped at the intersection of W. 11th, looking southward, I saw a strange object moving above the rooftops near the intersection of Kohl Street and W. 10th Avenue, a block away,” the witness stated. “The object was a solid and somewhat irregularly-shaped teardrop that was horizontal and heading at an even level and speed towards the east.”
“It was a gunmetal gray color. The plumper part of the object was to the east and the sharper point to the west. It was smooth, but on the east end, the shape had a slightly squared edge on the top rim. The bottom of it seemed flat.”
The witness began to guess at what the object was.
“I wondered if it were a drone, but it had no protruding parts, such as propellers or wings. I am estimating that this object was about two feet long and two and-a-half feet at the widest point. There was no traffic, so I turned east on W. 11th and kept looking at it as it arced northeast above the houses on the next street. I turned down that street, but it flew beyond the street and disappeared from view. The wind was pretty strong from the northwest at that time. If it had been debris, I believe it would have tumbled and pirouetted in the sky, taking on irregular shapes. Instead, it remained in the same shape, and it moved in a completely even trajectory, at a steady altitude, and at a steady pace. I do not believe this was debris caught in the wind. I believe it was a craft moving at a steady velocity, with purpose, towards the east/northeast. If it made any sound, I did not hear it because I was in the car and the windows were rolled up completely.”
Colorado MUFON Field Investigator Gary Gard investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.
“Object appeared to be larger than a basketball at about two to two and-a-half feet long (estimate),” Gard wrote in his report. “Witness could not see any exterior lights or emission. Elevation estimated at about 35 degrees with an altitude of 500 feet or less. Distance from the witness estimated at between 100 to 500 feet. Object traveled in a smooth arc with directional change from the south to the northeast. Flight Radar 24 revealed no aircraft in the area during the period of the sighting. Based on witness report and subsequent email replies to this FI, witness is convinced she did not observe a drone as was suggested by this FI. This FI could not find any correlating cases or evidence of any natural occurring phenomenon.”
This case was reported to MUFON on February 26, 2017. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please understand that most UFOs can be explained as something natural or man-made.