Reported To MUFON on Dec. 3rd - Event Was 10/26
I was on my morning walk before dawn on Kilohana Street in Kailua Kona, Hi.
Conditions-70 degrees, dark, no clouds, 5:30 AM HST, sky filled with stars.
Observed a yellow star in the SW sky, altitude-approx 3000' above sea level.
Observed it slowly pacing me. I shined a 1300 Lumen flashlight on it in the quick strobe mode. It jerked, got brighter, and "Here it comes!" Condition of observer--very frightened. When it got right above me, at an estimated 250-500', I flashed my strobe on in again, and it stopped. It's light closed for 1.5-2 seconds. It appeared to be a brushed stainless steel or aluminum ball, best guess 15-20 in diameter. It's yellow light resumed, and it took off at a tremendous speed, crossing the entire horizon to the north in 1 second before disappearing. Time of observation- 8 seconds. Observer description-55 yr old male cauc. I wear corrective lenses. Profession--Eye witness identification expert--licensed private investigator, 32 years. No history of making unconservative or false statements. No-mental illness, drug abuse, hallucinations. Medical condition--I take a statin for high cholesterol. Opinion--I accept the idea there could be UFOs but don't believe anything until I can examine it. I can say what it wasn't--not a balloon, a bird, an insect, a drone, an airplane or helicopter. My immediate impression--there goes my understanding of our world. The object exhibited intelligent control, operated beyond our technology of flight, was silent. I am not making an accurate determination as to distances, size, and speed, but only approximations. Best guess--It was a solid obect. It behaved outside our current understanding of physics and propulsion. It (could have been) a probe, a spacecraft, military secret, alive. My impression--that it's message was--"this is who I am, and this is what I can do."
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