|Occurred : 11/16/1999 18:05 (Entered as : 11/16/99 18:05)
Reported: 11/17/1999 15:22
Location: Jamestown, TN
Duration:30 to 45 sec.
|A very slow moving, white with a greenish tint streak of light moving in a northern direction.
My wife wrote to you earlier of my observation. I was traveling home on the evening of the 16th, and at 6:05 p.m., a light out of the corner of my eye caught my attention. When I looked up into the sky, just above the woodline, I saw a streak of white light with a greenish tint to it traveling very slow in a northern direction. There seemed to be broken up in sections, like the lights might have been windows. I had heard earlier that day that there was a meteor shower scheduled for that evening, so I thought I was seeing one of the meteors. But it traveled so slowly, so I continued to watch it while driving down this curvy road. The view of the object was cut-off by the woodline every so often so I couldn't tell if it was a low flying airplane of some sort. I've been in the reserves for 13 years now and I've flown in transport planes and they can fly at a very slow rate also, so my next guess was that, maybe a C-130 or something like that. I knew that in a moment I would come to a clearing and I would get a good view of the craft, because by the time I came to a curve, the object was completely obscured by the woodline. When I came to the clearing, which was only 8 seconds from the last time I saw the object, it had vanished. It was a clear, starlit night. I heard nothing, but I had the windows up. There wasn't any traffic in front of me or behind me during this event. It wasn't a reflection of any lights on the inside of the vehicle or the other side of the vehicle. The craft, or object, was moving ever so slow in the same direction as I went around a few curves. I'm not a believer in UFO's, but I don't renounce them either. I'm the type of person who has to see it to believe it. I would like to know what it was though. I know the heading of the craft is right because the next morning (this morning) I took a compass to the sight and noted my bearing. Just thought you'd like to know. Thanks for listening.