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Occurred : 9/22/2004 19:00 (Entered as : 09/22/2004 19:00)
Reported: 9/23/2004 6:22:22 AM 06:22
Posted: 9/29/2004
Location: Memphis, TX
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 minutes
Manuevering bright objects in the western sky, leaving short contrails, disappearing and reappearing.

I was going from Childress Texas northwest to Memphis Texas when I saw a small bright circle in the western sky above the setting sun. It was very bright like a star. It just hung there for a few minutes. Then it disappeared. Soon it reappeared then I saw a short tail from it like it was a jet beginning to leave a contrail,however it was very short and then disappeared. Then I saw another one and the same thing happened. A long light appeared like a small cloud then it bloomed into a long streak, however it could not have been a cloud that developed so quickly then it evaporated. I watched this activity until I made a turn and then it went behind a cloud. I have seen the shiney sphere before not not doing manuevers. I had decided it was a weather balloon until it left a trail behind and started moving in and out of sight.