|Occurred : 12/11/2009 18:00 (Entered as : 12/11/09 18:00)
Reported: 12/12/2009 4:22:40 AM 04:22
Location: Spruce Pine, NC
|Fast, silent, low flying cylinder in Blue Ridge Mtns of North Carolina
Date, time and place of sighting: On Friday evening, December 11th, 6:00pm, while driving northeast on US Highway 19E from Burnsville to Spruce Pine, NC. Near Spruce Pine, an object flew over my vehicle traveling in almost the same direction as I was driving, so I noticed it when it was almost directly overhead. It was traveling in a little more easterly direction than I was.
Appearance: It had the appearance of a “stick” shape, without wings. It had a single small, white light in the front and a bigger white light in the rear. It was flying very low and extremely fast. I did not hear any noise associated with it at all. I was traveling with other traffic and with my windows closed and heater on., but I still would have expected to hear a roar from something traveling so close overhead.
I assume the occupants of the other vehicles near me also sighted it, but the only other witness I know was my 9-year-old son who was traveling with me.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))