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Occurred : 8/22/1999 13:30 (Entered as : 8/22/99 l3:30PM)
Reported: 8/23/1999 18:31
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Shape: Circle
Duration:1min.
I thought I saw a parachute or a balloon coming down from a heavy bank of clouds, then saw it zig-zag falling-leaf fashion.

I was stopped at a red light on Falls Rd. heading west. To my right I looked up at the clouds North, hoping for rain, among a lot of light lines I thought I was seeing a white balloon tangled on the lines, but when the red light changed to green I moved slowly and got a better view. I realized the object was coming out of the clouds downward, in a zig-zag, falling leaf fashion, then thinking I was seeing a parachute coming down, I stopped to get a better view and looked for the lines and person but there was only this round white object about the size of a dime held at arm's length. It appeared to be landing. As I drove on the trees and houses on the street obstructed my view of it.