Hundred foot oval object reported over Long View, North Carolina
National UFO Examiner
A Long View, NC, witness reports observing a 100-foot-long, oval-shaped object flying under 200 feet that moved over Highway 70, turned, "shrank to a black dot and then disappeared as if it shot forward at an impossible speed about 11:15 a.m. on January 30, 2012, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness had just turned onto westbound Highway 70 when the object was first noticed and assumed to be an airplane moving just above the high tension power lines between 150 and 200 feet in the air and traveling left to right.
This witness illustration shows what the object looked like as it moved over this North Carolina highway.
Credits: MUFON database
"I first thought the object was an airplane coming from the nearby Hickory Airport," the witness stated. "I did wonder why it was so low and that caught my attention."
The witness described the object.
"The object was oblong, oval, maybe 100 feet long and bulged in the middle to maybe 30-40 feet at the center. The sun was behind me and glaring off the craft and I thought at first that the sun's glare was hiding the wings. The object was whitish in color but seemed to reflect the sun like metal."
The object moved over the roadway that the witness was driving on - and about one-quarter mile ahead.
"It then turned and this is when it got interesting. It did not turn the way an airplane turns - it pivoted around its midsection. It got right over the center of the highway, then rotated until it was in line with the road."
The witness had a different view of the object now.
"The object was oval from the side, but as it turned I could see it was like a sub bun and looked circular from behind. It had no wings at all. I could see this clearly now. The back of the craft was the same white metal color, but in the center rear of the craft was a black featureless circle."
The object then seemed to disappear quickly.
"The craft began traveling along above the road slowly at first, then all of a sudden it shrank to a black dot and then disappeared as if it shot forward at an impossible speed."
In another incident reported January 29, 2012, a North Carolina couple reported watching a disk-shaped object in Case 35539 while driving along Route 40 near Hickory.
"We witnessed two jets flying with contrails, clear blue skies, no occlusions," the reporting witness stated. "A large contrail came down out the the sky between the other two contrails and suddenly presented a large-shaped disk, very bright glowing and reflective. White to metal-looking object. It was there approximately 6-8 seconds, then retracted back into the sky taking with it the contrail that it produced. Like it was never there. Approximately 30 minutes prior we witnessed two small objects in front of our vehicle flying on both sides in approximately same level of skyline and same description of the larger disk object, but they were much smaller."