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UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 58345
Log Number US-07242014-0022
Date Submitted 07/24/2014 04:23 UTC
Date of the Event 08/25/2011 12:00 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary Large and optically transparent
Tags landing

Sighting Location

City Attalla
Region Alabama
Country United States

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet - 1 Mile
Sighting Duration Undisclosed
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Stationary
Object Shape Unknown
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

I took these two pictures on August 25, 2011 as I happened to be driving past the Gadsden Regional Airport in North East Alabama. I hadn't seen the Goodyear blimp around the area for a few years, so I pulled into the airport accesss road and took these two pictures. At the time I didn't realize that I had a little more in the pictures than the blimp. To the left of the blimp in the pictures is some kind of machine thats digging a hole in the ground. I've never seen any kind of industrial diqqing equipment that looks like this thing. They had been installing the stuff out there at the airport to upgrade the airport for instrument only landings for heavy fog or at night. What's more interesting is that there is something in one of the frames that's deflecting the dirt, like it's hitting some kind of large solid object, that is apparently invisible. I took the two blimp pictures with my 2 megapixel samsung cell phone camera at highest resolution. The blimp was in town for a few days because it was dodging a possible problem with hurricane Irene, I think. It was supposed to be in Martinsville, TN. to cover the NASCAR race that weekend but ended up here instead. The hurricane missed Martinsville and the blimp left town the next day. Gadsden has a large Goodyear plant where they used to hanger the blimps and do reasearch, so the blimps still end up visiting here from time to time. I thought about this for a while and tried to figure some connection to Fyffe AL. which is about 40 miles due north of here. The best thing I could come up with is that both towns are about on the 86 degree of longitude west. If we run that all the way around the world to the south we find that the line runs through Honduras and Nicaragua, across the top of the Vinson Massif in Antarctica, and straight into Burma a little ways east of Rangoon. From there it continues up over the Eastern Himalayas into China and the Soviet Union. That's about all for these pictures. Thanks for being a public access information resource.

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