|Occurred : 5/11/1999 04:35 (Entered as : 05/11/99 04:35)
Reported: 5/15/1999 10:51
Location: Marietta, GA
|Green ball off light
On Tuesday, May 11, at approximately 0435 AM, in Marietta, GA (several miles northwest of Atlanta, GA) while out jogging, I saw a green (similar to the color of a pre-color computer screen) "ball of light". I was proceeding approximately due south from Terrill Mill Rd. into the North x Northwest Office Park when I saw what I believed at first to be a meteor. The object was moving from northwest to southeast (approximate bearing 150 degrees), had no tail (unlike a meteor), had a clearly defined edge, was visible for about 1 to 2 seconds and then disappeared from a relatively clear sky (particularly clear in the direction of the object (light ball). The phrase "winked out" describes the way it disappeared. There was no noise as it passed by and no apparent explosion when it went out. The diameter of the ball was approximately 1/5 to 1/10 the size of a full moon with a circular shape. The elevation and speed of a light that are nearly impossible to estimate at night against a dark sky. I frequently tape the Art Bell show and Friday (May 14, 1999) listened to a segment taped earlier that morning which included a description by a woman on the Leaky Leaky Highway in Hawaii. Aside from the size and proximity her description was close to what I saw.