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Occurred : 7/4/1988 12:30 (Entered as : 7/4/88 12:30)
Reported: 11/24/2008 8:38:34 AM 08:38
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Morganton, NC
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 sec
Sphere accelerates at high rate.

I was coming home from morning work along on I-40 headed east. At the Jamestown exit I looked up and there it floated. Mirrored Sphere at around 1,000 ft elevation above ground. It floated towards east for a few seconds then accelerated at a tremendous rate to the east and parallel to the ground. Sky was very clear and cloudless.

This object dwindled into the distance and faded to a speck and was gone in 3-4 sec. Acceleration was multiple high G. No sonic boom heard although it passed Mach easily. I was driving at slow rate and had my windows open. This was an incredible phenomena.

I am a professional engineer now but was 18 at the time. This object behaved as if it had very exotic propulsion system. I speculate gravity control or magneto-hydrodynamic drive?! Very amazing!