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Roanoke, Virginia (United States)

Sighted on Saturday 30. June 2018
Reported on
Shape: Dumbbell | Duration: 00:12:00
Source:

Working in backyard with grandson. we both noticed an object overhead. the appearance of the object caused me to fixate on it. it was high enough to be considered a commercial/military aircraft, yet it's shape(cylindrical/dumbbell) as well wingless compelled me to continue to view it. the next most notable thing was its size. at the perceived altitude the object could have been much larger bodied than a commercial airliner. it traveled in a straight line in a southerly direction which would have overflown the large community(roanoke/vinton) closeby. the time/perceived altitude/ led me to believe the speed was slower than normal jet aircraft experienced in area. last seen, the object disappeared above the light cloud cover over the above mentioned highly populated area. most unfortunately i did not have a video/camera device in hand, and when i ran in to get one it was too small to capture. after the event i asked my grandson(7 yrs. old) to draw a picture of the object(no coaching from me). he drew a cylindrical object very similar to what i saw.

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