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Occurred : 6/1/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 06/01/01 21:00)
Reported: 1/26/2007 7:53:55 PM 19:53
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Jackson, GA
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:+/- 5 minutes
Opalescent rectangle flying through thunderhead; date/time approximate

Unfortunately this occurred several years ago, so I am completely unsure of the date; the time was approximately 9PM.

I was traveling east on Ga. Hwy 36, approx. 2 miles east of exit 201 on I-75, and my attention was drawn to thunderheads in front of me where frequent cloud-to-cloud lightning was occurring. After observing several lightning flashes, I saw a large rectangular object passing among the clouds. It did not appear to be moving very fast at all; rather, it seemed to be gliding. Based on the apparent altitude and distance, I could not estimate size; it had to have been enormous. At no time was the entire object visible; I could see (from my perspective) the rear and lower-right sides of the object. It was like a large silver ingot in that it was flattened, with an obvious thickness approximately 1/10 of its width. The most unusual aspect was that although it appeared to be dark in color, when lightning flashed near it, the object was opalescent; it had an oily, reflective shine that magnified the brightness of the lightning. It also remained lit for at least one second after each lightning flash.

I observed the object for at least 45 seconds while traveling on Hwy 36; I turned south on High Falls Rd and traveled approximately 200 yards (the object was in view the entire time), and pulled off the road to continue viewing it. I sat on the hood of my car and watched until it was out of sight among the clouds, approximately 3-4 minutes; even after the object was behind/within the clouds I could see the glow from the reflected lightning for several seconds until I drove away and the object and clouds were hidden behind the treeline. The area I observed this is relatively flat, open pasture with two roads (Hwy 36 and High Falls) intersecting at right angles; little or no artificial lighting; the above mentioned treeline is east of High Falls Rd and south of 36. The object and clouds appeared to be 10-15 miles distant, as the thunderheads were not reflecting any ambient light from Jackson, roughly 7 miles east of the observation site. The object was approximately 30 degrees above the horizon, traveling east (away from me) very slowly. At no time did I hear any sounds from the object (the distance was too great anyway), nor did it appear to have any lights of its own. It was just a huge slab of metal with squared edges floating in the sky.

I’m sorry I can not be more specific about the date; I do know that my oldest son, born in June of 2000, was almost 1 year old; the sighting would have occurred in late spring of 2001.

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))