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Occurred : 9/14/2006 19:00 (Entered as : 09/14/06 19:00)
Reported: 9/18/2006 6:02:06 PM 18:02
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Knoxville, TN
Shape: Other
Silent white light expands and blinks out over head at night.

I was in the yard, with my dogs, watching two stars on my left (i was facing south) when a neighbor came up the alley walking his dogs, as he left and my dogs calmed down, I resumed looking at the two faint stars (no stars were very bright) when almost directly overhead, a white star ? appeared. It grew, large. To put it in scale, if all the other stars were pencil lead points, this grew, within seconds, to the comparable size of a quarter. It was silent, and seemingly as far away as the other stars. When it expanded to it's fullest it blinked out. It didn't shrink back, or splinter into sparks, it just ceased to be. I've watched the sky since and haven't seen even a star in that spot. There appeared just faintly around the edge of the light, a blue haze, very faint and very thin.