|Occurred : 5/15/2013 21:00 (Entered as : 05/15/2013 21:00)
Reported: 5/17/2013 2:03:59 PM 14:03
Location: Dandridge, TN
|Orange/red light at low altitude flying at steady speed
On 5/15/13, at approximately 2100 hours, while walking my dogs in the Chestnut Hill area, I saw what appeared to be a bonfire about halfway up English Mountain. My first thought was that it was awfully hot for one. Then I worried that it might be something on fire, so I walked to a place where I didn’t have to view it between leaves on trees.
I realized that it was moving—in my direction, on a southwest to northeasterly path at a steady speed. As it came closer, I could tell it was in the sky, though low and the “fire” became red.
I then thought it must be a helicopter and I was seeing its red light, though it was not flashing. I waited to see the green light, or to hear the sound of the blades.
It was traveling at a speed similar to a helicopter. It ended up passing overhead at a low altitude and there was never a sound—not from propellers and not from an engine.
While overhead it appeared to be a light at the bottom of a triangular shaped object, ! but that could have been the radiating beams of light that created an illusion.
If I were to describe the light itself, it was more like that from a flare as opposed to a lightbulb.
Trees obstructed further view.
I am 61 years old and have never before seen anything like it.