NUFORC Sighting 54747

Occurred: 1956-06-15 20:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2007-01-14 22:24 Pacific
Duration: ~10 min
No of observers: 1

Location: Farragut, TN, USA

Shape: Cigar

Cigar shaped craft seen in Farragut, TN community

I was 15 years old at the time of this sighting. I had returned by bus to our family farm from Knoxville, TN. The bus let me off on Kingston Pike. I had to walk along a paved road and then along our quarter-mile driveway. The time was early evening and the area was pasture such that the view of the sky was clear. After walking a moment, I noticed that a cigar shaped object was floating in the sky. It was fairly far away but appeared to be huge! I was walking east and the object was to my south over what I estimate was Fort Loudon Lake. At first I thought it must be a blimp...there were no glowing lights or windows: just a cigar shape with a prominent tailfin outlined by a red glow. The red light falling on the 'tailfin' appeared to come from above and to the front of the craft--- also a red light was glowing on the bottom.

I watched it with growing interest as I walked towards my house as the craft very slowly drifted foreward and downward. When I reached the house I rushed in to get my step-uncle and a camera. When we went back outside the object was gone.

The next day we called McGee Tyson airport and they said there had been no blimps in the area for over three years.


Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD

Posted 2007-02-01

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