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Occurred : 3/1/1997 21:20 (Entered as : 03-97 21:20)
Reported: 6/10/2001 12:45
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: Louisville, KY
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 seconds
A hovering ball of orange light that came back twice

I was watching TV on my couch and I saw (through the glass sliding door) an orange/reddish ball of light come down and hover for about two seconds. I turn to see what I saw out of the corner of my eye and I caught a glimpse of it, but it sped away. So I figured I was crazy and there was nothing, like a flare or something. Ten minutes later the ball of light followed the same pattern, down from the sky (into my view) and off to the upper right. But what really convinced me was the hovering. Flares don't hover, but I guess they can be picked up by the wind. I kinda got freaked out, but I ran outside and waited for about 30 minutes and it never came back. I don't live in a podunk part of Louisville, I live in a well populated area. Anyway I hope that this small encounter helps let somebody else share their close encounter of the thrid kind someday. It didn't look like a 1950's disk, so that's why I ignored it the first time.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))