|Occurred : 8/12/2011 06:34 (Entered as : 08/12/11 06:34)
Reported: 8/12/2011 6:41:56 AM 06:41
Location: Atlanta, GA
|Irregular triangle cluster of 3 very bright white lights low to the west 6:35 a.m. - Southside Atlanta.
On my way to work this morning, noticed very bright white lights fairly low to the west.
As I was driving along (north on Stanton Rd.), trees and buildings would block my view, got to a spot where I could clearly view it and stopped in the road to see if it was moving. It was hovering but appeared to drift a bit to the south. No sound was heard, too bright to be an airplane or helicopter, 3 bright white lights in irregular triangle formation.
A vehicle approached from my rear and I had to proceed as it is fairly narrow road and there was nowhere to pull over. My first thought was "ISS" and then "blimp" but no structure could be discerned. Sky was still mostly dark - I cannot begin to say what it was.
As I pulled onto the entrance ramp for Langford Frwy (166), I glanced back and saw 3 dim white lights moving at speed overhead to the east - I can only assume it was the same object as I had not noticed any other air traffic in the area.
Object initially was approx. 35 degrees above horizon, maybe half mile away, maybe 1500 feet altitude or more. Lights werre not spaced uniformly. Diddn't appear to be any more than 10 feet across, if that much.
It is difficult to give good measurements as sky was dark and lights were very bright and in a triangular cluster rather than spread out as along a wing. I have reported this also to MUFON.
I contacted Fulton County Airport (Brown Field) to see if they had a blimp launch from there this morning (object was to their southeast). Airport Mgr. replied my e-mail - he has forwarded my info to the ATC tower and will let me know if they have any info.