Reported: 2003-07-07 08:34 Pacific
Duration: apprx" 20 seconds
No of observers: 1
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Oval shaped bright light.
I saw similar in Georgia a few years ago. Mine was, I thought the moon until I realized it was moving horizontally right at the tops of the trees very slowly. It moved from the left side of my property to in front (I lived on a hill in a very rural area of Georgia). Impossible to tell how close or how large it was. Couldn't have been far or I couldn't have seen it thru the trees. Was also about 9pm at night, clear night in November. I did call a UFO org and a very nice fellow came up from Atlanta to talk to me, he took notes but came to no conclusion. Didn't dare call the local cops since I could just guess their reaction.
When the thing came around to the front I was so creeped out I went inside. I just didn't like the looks of it and I was isolated and alone there on the property. No neighbors within sight or hailing distance and 1000 acres of lumber company land to my right (where it was heading).
Memory gets less trustworthy thru the years of course but I would guess it was about the size of a quarter held at arms length. What the rising moon would look like at any rate, pale, no flashing lights or sound at all.
Updated information to above sighting report below: It was in Banks county Georgia, I'm about 50 miles above Atlanta. I had gone out to bring the cats in, around 9:00 in November, clear as a bell outside and saw this thing thru the trees. I thought 'oh how lovely the moon is' until I realized it was moving horizontally and not at all in the right place for the moon, I of course said something like 'oh s*' and just stood there in total amazement and watched it very slowly circle my property from the left of my house to the front, across the pasture.. The trees were bare so I could see it clearly and it stayed right at basically the same level. You are right it was too big for a helicopter and a solid softly glowing object, no flashing lights no noise, So not a blimp and too close to the trees for that also.....I wracked my brain trying to come up with some sort of perfectly ordinary object and failed.
Why is it they are so creepy? You mention that too. When it came around to the front of my house I went inside, I honestly felt I didn't want to be around if it got closer. I don't worry about airplanes and I wasn't nervous living out in the boonies by myself (humans would be my major worry there), but that thing made me nervous after that, about wandering around at night. On one hand though you want to see it again because you just can't believe its not something known, and perhaps the second time it might reveal itself.
I enclose a picture of approximately where it was when I went inside, it was about to go into the trees to the right and I figured I would either lose sight of it or it would move toward me. In reviewing this picture it was probably more the size of a dime held at arms length rather than a quarter...at any rate MUCH too big to be a star....hmmm swamp gas maybe....but what the heck is swamp gas ;-) Don't forget me if you get some ideas, and God Bless for taking those sightings. Its important to get them down and believe me it helps to discuss these weird things with someone else.
I would like to thank this witness for her report, as i very much appreciate you sending it into me.
Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Canadian Toll Free UFO Hotline 1 866 262 1989 - Free call.
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