National UFO Reporting Center
DAILY POSTING FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1997
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MULTIPLE UFO’S SIGHTINGS REPORTED OVER THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES…

1)  Ft. Myers, FL, at 2015 hrs. (EDT) on Monday, September 29, 1997

On Monday afternoon, The National UFO Reporting Center received a relayed report from Cheryl Gilmore, South Carolina State Director for the Mutual UFO Network, regarding sightings by two observers of “a boomerang-shaped object with approximately 20 lights on it” seen over FT. MYERS, FLORIDA.  The object was seen at approximately 2015 hrs.

Full details of the sighting are not known, yet, and no personal reports have been received from the actual observers at the time of this writing.

2)  Kingsport, TN, Monday evening, September 29, 1997

A man called the Hotline to report that he had witnessed, and videotaped, a very bright object, that was stationary, and which continuously got bigger and smaller when viewed through his new camcorder.  He stated that it looked like a “bright light with little blinding lights around it.”  (Note: Probable artifact.  When asked whether his camcorder might have been set on “autofocus,” the caller said he thought it might have been.)

3)  Louisville, KY, at 2030 hrs. (EDT) on Monday, September 29, 1997

A commercial pilot reported witnessing a very large object pass directly overhead of his position near the Louisville, KY, airport at 2030 hrs. (EDT).  The object was flying from east to west, “parallel to Highway 264,” and it appeared to block out the stars as it passed overhead.  The observer’s impression was that the object was very large,  “at mid-altitude, perhaps 15,000 feet,” and flying at an estimated velocity of 300 knots. It passed from directly overhead to the horizon in approximately 10-15 seconds.

The pilot reported that the object “looked like the bridge of the (Starship) Enterprise.”  (Ed. Note: Like a large, flat plate, or disc.)  It had very faint lights around the front “one third” of the object, and there were faint “strips” of “neon-like” illumination around its edges.  The aft portion of the object appeared to be “squared off,” or perhaps “elongate.”

The pilot reported that he telephoned FAA personnel at the Louisville, KY, who reported that nothing had been detected on radar.  He also telephoned a local television station (Channel 11), which reported that they had received one other report prior to the pilot’s call.  The individual at the station reported to the pilot that the station considered it very unusual to receive two such reports in one evening.

4)  Selmer, TN, at 2000 hrs. (EDT) on Monday, September 29, 1997

A young woman reported witnessing an object “one half the diameter of the moon” in size hover in the sky for about 1 minute, and suddenly disappear.