|Occurred : 3/17/2008 21:30 (Entered as : 03/17/2008 21:30)
Reported: 3/17/2008 7:46:45 PM 19:46
Location: Snellville, GA
|Fast object traveling west seen around 9:30, bearing red lights
It was a beautiful night, with a ¾ moon with thin cloud coverage coming and going. I was relaxing in a hot tub in my back yard and just staring up (at an estimated 65-75 degree angle) when I happen to look directly at a fairly large (estimated school bus-sized) object with red lights appear, then quickly disappear (at an estimated 50 degree location) in the sky. It was obviously traveling at speeds faster than an airplane, which I admit, I am in an area where planes fly by frequently, but this is how I know it was not an airplane.
One of the most odd things I noticed about the object was it’s motion. I seemed to be making very close swerves, like a back and forth motion. They were not large movements, but noticeable in spite of it’s speed and duration of appearance.
I also noticed that the object was below the cloud coverage, or seemed to be. I was very sure of this detail at the time, but looking back I question whether it was only my eyes telling me that, due to the thinness of cloud coverage. Accordingly, if it were not below the clouds, it would have been much larger than I thought.
The object was traveling West-southwest.