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Occurred : 9/1/2011 22:00 (Entered as : 09/01/2011 22:00)
Reported: 9/1/2011 8:13:00 PM 20:13
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Signal Mountain, TN
Shape: Disk
Duration:5 minutes
ENORMOUS, Low Flying,SUPER BRIGHT Craft with 4 witnesses

After sitting outside for a while and enjoying the evening after it had rained earlier during the day. Myself, my wife, and my two children were excited to see a medium sized brightly lit sphere traveling directly overhead from Southeast Northwest for several seconds before disappearing behind a grove of trees. As we were talking about the event I noticed a very, very bright object making it's way directly toward us. When I first spotted the object it was about a 1/2 mile away from where we were standing and seen through some trees. The object was enormous in size and very, very bright and was at about a 30 degree angle until it passed overhead.

It was moving directly from the West to the East and it passed slightly to our left overhead.

It made NO sound and was about 8 to 10 thousand feet AGL and the size of a silver dollar and 10 times brighter than any star in the sky and Much, much lower than any commercial aircraft we have ever seen in this area.It was brighter on the outside edges than in the center of the craft, My wife said, "It has got "high-beams" all around it"

I live on a mountain that surrounds a large city in SE Tennessee and within a 100 mile radius there are several nuclear power stations and several large hydroelectric stations under Tennessee Valley Authority. The direction this craft was moving would make it's path follow Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plants,Sequoya 1 and 2 Nuclear Reactors and Power Plants,Over Raccoon Mountain Subterranean Hydroelectric Facility, Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant and even on to Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant.

Just a theory but these could be what draws these craft to this area as this is not the first time we have witnessed numerous craft. However, on this occasion, the size,brightness, and elevation were all astounding and out of the "norm". This craft was HUGE and LOW and moving without fear of being seen. I will be attempting to get a FOIA on the Radar Data as this thing HAD to be noticed by Someone's Radar.

There were 4 of us who saw this craft clearly.On a personal note,I have credentials and a life long career where integrity is a must. This sighting was extraordinary!