Name: Leandre Gregory
Date of Event: 2 Feb 08/ 6:11 PM
Location of Event: Columbia, SC
Message: I was sitting outside smoking a cigar and I was looking to the south and there coming out of some clouds was the object, the object came from the south heading north at about 15,000 feet. I call my son to verify the object was not an Airplane or a Helicopter. It was black in color, no lights and there was air traffic above and below in the vicinity.
I grabbed a pair of binoculars to see if I could identify the object but all I could make out was the color, there was no sound and it seemed to drifting, it could have been a balloon but I could not be sure.