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Occurred : 9/18/2012 21:00 (Entered as : 09/18/2012 21:00)
Reported: 9/19/2012 8:00:59 AM 08:00
Posted: 9/24/2012
Location: Knoxville, TN
Shape: Light
Duration:5 - 8 seconds
Two bright lights in the sky moving in coordinated efforts, my boyfriend and I witnessed the same event.

I am composing this note for both my boyfriend and I. We were driving home from dinner on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. At approximately 9:00-9:15 p.m. we witnessed an event we have ever seen before.

My boyfriend's recollection of the event is a little different than mine. That is why I want to include both of our reports as two different testimonials for the same event.

Here is his report: "I am typing this report at 10.30 pm est September 18, 2012.

My girlfiend and I were driving home from dinner at about 9:00pm est. We live in Knoxville, TN in an area about 20 miles from McGee-Tyson Airport. We are used to seeing airplanes fly over our neighborhood all the time, and this sighting was absolutely not an airplane. It moved too fast in the sky and in a very strange manner. I am not sure what I witnessed was from another world or something the government may be doing, but it was definately something I have never seen before.

It was pitch black outside, and just as we were coming over a steep hill on our way home, I witnessed two distinctively bright lights that appeared to be changing colors from orange- to red- to green. They were very bright, brighter and larger than any other star or plane in the sky.

What I witnessed lasted from about 5 to 8 seconds, it was very brief. However, I can say there was no avoiding seeing this because it was obvious something was happening that was not normal.

The two lights moved higher in the sky in a coordinated effort, then crossed each other. First making arches in the sky, then creating an "X" path in the sky.

The two lights then came together, stopped and held their spots, then took off at opposite directions a speed I have never witnessed.

There was also a truck down the road from us that was stopped. We drove towards them, they rolled down their window and told us that they had witnessed the same thing. This was, by far, the strangest thing I have ever seen.

The “orbs” (as some people have been referring to them) were in the southeastern night sky." In addition to my boyfriend's report above, I wanted to give my own testimonial for this event: We were coming home from dinner at around 9pm on September 18th. We were coming over a steep hill, and I could see in the sky, much much higher than the tallest trees, two very bright lights. They were circular "orbs", I guess some people have been calling them. One was red-ish in color and the other was green-ish. They were very bright, much brighter and larger than any star. And they appeared to have a hazy ring around them.

What I witnessed only lasted 1 to 2 seconds, but I know that it was not normal. It was not a star, an airplane, or any other "normal" object or light you would expect to see in the night sky.

The two lights were moving towards each other, like mirror images. Then they stopped, and separated apart, almost like they were repelled from each other, at a speed I have never witnessed. They moved so fast that you could not keep your eyes on them, then they were simply gone.

I did not see the first part where the two lights created arch paths, then "X"ed over each other (as my boyfriend described) because I was looking out the other window, but I did witness the last part of the event, and I can stand with my boyfriend in saying that it was not normal, and something I have never seen before.

As soon as this happened, I had a hard time recognizing what happened, I wasn't sure of what I saw, then my boyfriend asked me if I saw it. I immediately knew what he was talking about, and didn't know how to respond. My first response was to call 911 and report it, but we didn't end up doing that.

We saw a truck parked down the road of 2 people we have never met. We rolled down our window and they told us they had just witnessed the same event.

Basically, I saw one bright red light, or "orb", and one bright green light. They were large and moved at a speed I have never witnessed before, in the following pattern: First moving towards each other, in a coordinated effort: --> --> --> O O <-- <-- <-- When they met, they stopped and held their position, then separated in opposite directions at a speed I have never seen. Exponentially faster than any other airplane: O <----- <----- <----- <----- -----> -----> -----> -----> O Then they were simply gone, nowhere to be seen in the sky. Like I said, what I saw only lasted 1 to 2 seconds, but I do not doubt my boyfriend's testimonial at all. I believe that we saw the same thing, and I believe that he did see the lights first create arch paths in the sky, the "X" over each other.

My boyfriend works in sales, and I am a manager at a local company in Knoxville. We make good money. We are not religious, or spiritual, nor are we "UFO hunters". We have nothing to hide, and we are not looking to be famous. We have never witnessed anything like this before, and we are honest people who just thought that what we saw needed to be reported.

After the event, we researched internet sites to report what we saw, and nuforc.org seemed like the only legitimate website we could find.

Thank you.