|Occurred : 9/4/2004 19:54 (Entered as : 09/04/2004 19:54)
Reported: 9/6/2004 8:10:49 PM 20:10
Location: Bristol, TN
|Lobed object seen moving westerly at high altitude
Nightly observations on this date, I was looking westward when I saw this object which was moving west and appeared to stop and start moving again momentarialy. I acquired the object with my camera at max optical zoom, (40X) and was suprised to see an object made up of lobes, 3 and possibly 4, being highly reflective, metallic and appearing to roll and tumble as it moved west. the object did make several small angular course changes as it moved. After several minutes, the object simply disappeared.
I did check wind direction before concluding the object was not an errant balloon. the object was moving westerly and the winds were from the west, excluding this theory.