|Occurred : 9/12/2002 20:35 (Entered as : 09/12/2002 20:35)
Reported: 9/12/2002 7:12:13 PM 19:12
Location: Memphis, TN
Duration:time is 9:00pm and still
|This bright light (like a star) is being seen in the southwest portion of the sky. There is a little haze out tonight but as soon as the haze move the light becomes as bright as the moon. If you stick your arm out at sholders legnth and with a closed fist, make a thumbs-up hand sighn, while rotating your arm and fist into the southwest region of the sky, the light (star or whatever) will be directly on the top of your thumb. It is so unusual for a star to be seen so so low on the horizon; something like at a 5 degree angle off the ground and to be so bright even with the moon out in the south region of the sky.
((NUFORC Note: We are aware of the fact that Sirius, the fourth brightest objects seen in the Northern Hemisphere, is visible in the north-northeastern sky, about 10 degrees above the horizontal plane at this time of night. We suspect that the witness describes a celestial body, but we do not know which one it may be. PD))