|Occurred : 1/2/2004 18:00 (Entered as : 01/02/2004 18:00)
Reported: 12/8/2007 8:41:08 AM 08:41
Location: Shell Bluff, GA
|We saw this bright object on a cold night while hunting.
It was cold and clear. My son, his friend, and I went hunting that evening on a large farm in Burke County. We went into the woods around 3:00 that afternoon and had agreed to hunt until dark.
Just after 6:00 that night, I walked to pick up the boys at the locations they were hunting. We then began walking back to my vehicle parked out in the center of an 800-acre field.
As we walked, we were amazed at how clear the sky was. The stars were brilliant on this cold crisp night.
My son and I always hunt with quality binoculars. My son was using Leica’s and I had a pair of Swarovski’s. We used them walking back to gaze at the stars. In this remote large field, it was dark. Light was absent from any streetlights, homes, or traffic.
As we were getting closer the vehicle, I noticed what at first appeared to be a comet arching towards us from the horizon. It was traveling at a very high rate of speed, but had no trail behind it. We watched this brilliant shape travel from the horizon to directly over us. The speed that it traversed the sky was “comet-like”. The speed that it stopped directly over us was immediate. It stopped on a dime.
All of us took turns with the binoculars looking at this stationary glimmering energy shape. It glimmered evenly and remained perfectly still in the exact position where it stopped. We watched it for about a minute, trying to understand what we were seeing.
As we watched with binoculars, the object accelerated from zero to comet like speed at 90 degrees from the original flight direction. It was so fast; I had to lower the binoculars to keep up with the object with my eyes as it traversed the horizon and disappeared.
Two teenage boys and I witnessed something. We only reported this to friends and family.