'Missile-shaped' UFO with black band reported over Tulsa County
An Oklahoma witness in Tulsa County reported watching a "bright, missile-shaped object with a black band in the middle" about 6:45 p.m. on July 8, 2012, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was outside on a deck facing south when the object was first noticed.
"While looking straight up I noticed a very bright, reflective object with a black band in its mid-section traveling from north to south directly over our house," the witness stated. "It was below the clouds at this time (there were different levels of clouds at this time)."
The witness first thought the object was a jet.
"At first glance I thought it was a jet liner but then realized that it was too low and did not have wings (that were visible). It didn't match up at all with the thousands of jet planes I've seen while watching the skies. I heard no noise being produced. It kept a fixed speed as far as I could tell and never changed course while in my view."
The witness described the object.
"Its outline was crisp and the black band was pitch black and the bright, white surface I would compare it to a military luminary flare. I'm an army veteran."
The witnesses' 18-year-old daughter stepped outside to witness the last few seconds of the object before it moved away.
"I estimate it disappeared into the clouds about 30-40 degrees above the southern horizon."
No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on July 9, 2012. Tulsa County is in northeastern Oklahoma, population 603,403.
Oklahoma is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Oklahoma had 9 reports in June 2012 - the 26th highest reporting state while California had 84 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
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The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Oklahoma MUFON State Director Steven White investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
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