|Occurred : 5/2/2010 20:00 (Entered as : 05/02/10 20:00)
Reported: 5/2/2010 6:45:40 PM 18:45
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Duration:about 1 minute
|I saw a glowing, red object fly through the sky, slowly headed in a SE, then E direction.
I went outside to smoke a cigarette. After I finished smoking my cigarette, I decided that it was nice enough out to merit staying out there. I decided to lie on top of my car and look up at the sky to watch the clouds pass by. I sat there for about a minute before a saw a red light out of the corner of my eye. It grabbed my attention so i sat up to get a better look. At first, I dismissed it to just being a plane; I see a couple pass pay each day. Then, as I continued to watch it I realized it couldn't have been a plane because the entire object was red, almost glowing like a light. Then, I tried to say it was a a meteor, or some type of fireball, or a flare; but there was no trail of smoke left behind, nor was there a tail on the object. It was just an glowing, oblong figure. It flew at a relatively constant speed; a little too slow for a plane, though. It was high enough so that it was above some clouds, but below others. When I initally saw it, it was fl! ying from the north-west and headed towards the south-east. However, I lost this figure behind the clouds for a moment and when I regained sight of it, it appeared to be headed east; at least a 30 degree change in flight path. I lost it beyond the horizon shortly after.
I'm reluctant to call it a UFO just because I like facts and tangible proof. I wasn't able to clearly see this object, nor was I up close to it. The I'm posting this report now is because it seems as though there is no other explanation. When there are planes flying overhead, I hear noise. There was no noise. It was too bright for there to be stars out. Plus, it was much to large and oddly shaped for it to be a star. It was moving too slowly to be a meteor or a fireball. And, there was no trail of smoke as there would be with a flare. As much as my logical, fact-based mind hates to admit it, I think this could have been a UFO.
The thing that really made me post this report, though, is perhaps the most unsettling thing. I came inside to research what it might have been and all that kept appearing in my search results were links to people talking about UFOs. I ended up on this website and decided to look at what other sightings have happened in my state. I came across a report in which the poster said they were on States Bridge Rd. near a subdivision named Double Gate. By car, I live not even 5 minutes away from that subdivision.