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Occurred : 9/17/1999 06:10 (Entered as : 09/17/99 06:10 am)
Reported: 3/21/2000 10:31
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: White Rock, SC
Shape: Circle
Duration:30 minutes
On September 17, 1999 in White Rock, SC a bright circular object was spotted in the northern sky. As a airliner aproached it moved to the east.The object was videotaped.

Dear Mr. Davenport. Per our phone conversation this morning I am submitting this report of my encounter with a UFO. This report was submitted to the FAA on September 22, 1999. They have already forwarded the video tape of this encounter to you. The following is an account of what happened: I awake each morning at 5:30 am. After a shower I take my dogs for a one mile walk. The area in and around White Rock, South Carolina is rural. On our walk back twords the house my attention was drawn to a rather brilliant light just above the trees in the northern sky. At first I thought it was an aircraft landing light because aircraft on approach to Columbia Metropolitan Airport generally come from that direction. But as I approached the light it was perfectly still in the sky at approximately 2,000 feet altitude. The closer I got to the light it became obscured behind the tall trees, but is was so brilliant that streams of light came down through the trees. Then I heard the distant sound of jet engines and saw an aircraft approaching from that same direction at an altitude of about 7000 feet. As the plane approached this object moved around to the eastern sky and rose in altitude to approximately 4,000 feet. If the pilot in that approaching plane would have seen this object it would have appeared to the pilot to be below and to the east. If the pilot had observed this it might have looked like a bright street light. The object made no sound. I went into my house and got my video camera. (Hitachi model VM-3700A, with a 24 to 1 zoom) As I came out of my house and observed the object, it was in the eastern sky and again just above the trees. In the video the silhouette of the trees is visible twords the end of the video. The silhouette of the trees gives scale and distance to the object. Could you please evaluate this video and keep me informed as to your findings? Thank You.
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