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Occurred : 11/8/2005 05:11 (Entered as : 11/08/05 05:11)
Reported: 11/17/2005 4:32:47 AM 04:32
Posted: 12/16/2005
Location: Enterprise, AL
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
Silent Moving Bright Light makes "impossible" 90 degree turn to the west

At 05:11 CST this morning retired Army Officer, veteran, and career military aviator was standing in the back yard of his home in Southeast Alabama (performing usual sky-watch activities), when he witnessed an anomalous object perform an impossible maneuver against the bright star field over his head.

Appearing (blinking on) where he happened to be looking at about 40 degrees elevation into the western sky, a "Mars bright" object (Mars was also seen) silently appeared at about 290 deg and traveled at a rate of approximately three degrees a second north to south for 10 degrees, where it made a hard (snap!) "protoplasm-smearing" 90 degree to due west... traveling another degree or so before blinking out. Sighting was complete in under 10 seconds.

Witness is not misleading, misled or mentally ill. Witness saw more than mere birds, boosters, bolides, or balloons. He was not seeing fairies, suffering vapors... or having an "episode."