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Occurred : 8/3/2006 10:00 (Entered as : 08/03/06 10:00)
Reported: 2/26/2008 3:54:15 AM 03:54
Posted: 3/4/2008
Location: Franklin, TN
Shape: Light
Duration:10 sec
star sized object moving at jetliner speed, does a J-turn and doubles in speed before fading

late one night as i was stargazing on the hood of my car in a friends driveway, when i saw a moving "star". i had been staring in the same general direction for about an hour or so when i noticed one of the stars was moving. at first i figured i had caught a glimpse of a passing satellite or a meteor. however it seemingly acted against my understanding of physics and logic. it was originally moving south to north at about the speed of a passing jetliner and it was a solid white light about the brightness and size of an ordinary star. i followed it for about 10 seconds as i was curious as to what it was. while watching it i ruled out it being a shooting star from its speed and a jetliner due to its solid light when it suddenly did a J-turn and as it did so its speed doubled before it faded. due to its altitude and speed gathered from its relation to the stars in the sky i've deduced that such a sudden change in velocity and direction would be at fatal levels to a human and disastrous to an aircraft of human design. the only explanation i can give is that it was far enough away from earths gravity to have the g-forces at tolerable levels. however, going off of this hypothesis would mean that its manipulation in zero gravity is equal to you or i kicking off the wall in a swimming pool. as we all know, our understanding of space travel is very limited as we only know how to "ride" earths gravity and we cant actually change course without using up huge sums of fuel. secondly its size is really unknown. it had to be big enough to be seen by the naked eye and appear the size of a star. it could be miles across for all we know. lastly the velocity change, this is the part that really rattles my brain. in less then a second its speed doubled and it continued to accelerate up until the point where it was no longer visible. it also covered great distances in that time. about 3 finger widths at arms length in a fraction of a second. I've ruled out planes, satellites, comets and meteors, and even! halluci nations as i was accompanied by a friend. this leaves only the things of "fiction", either something man made that has been kept out of public knowledge or something made from an older, more intelligent species, who are probably here to try and stop us from killing ourselves and our beautiful planet. this has been a memory that will always remain at the front of my brain, i still think about it almost every day. in fact it effectively changed me from a hopeful skeptic to a full fledged believer. in less then a second.