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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 3/15/1999 04:00 (Entered as : 3/15/99 4:00)
Reported: 9/14/1999 08:57
Location: Nashville, TN
Duration: 4-5 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|Pure pulsating light, moved strangely in the sky, best described is like the minute hand on a clock, you can't see it move but you know it has?
I and a friend were setting in my car outside of his house early in the morning (I am terribly unsure of the date (1998-1999). We are usually talking really in-depthly about life or philosophy and I was on a rant, when independently from each other we begin watching a light in the sky (keep in mind I was continuing to talk thinking nothing of the light at first). The next part is were it gets weird because I have heard no one ever describe the movement or actually the speed of the movement of a U.F.O in such a way: There are plenty of trees and power lines that acted as reference points and we were not shifting our positions or even our heads (certainly not to the degree the object moved)... As I continued to talk (on my rant, we still had not made it known to each other we were both watching it), this pure white light that was pulsating slowly seemed to move up (up like into the upper atmosphere, not North), and it moved back down, what is strange is the following: The way it moved was kind of odd because it was a keen to watching the minute hand of a clock (you can not really see it moving but you know it has by it's relation to other things on the clock face). It moved in a weird pulsating slow way up and down as I said extremely slowly. I used a utility line that was right in front of my windshield as a reference point, and the light would move above and below the line by some distance (the power line as I said is a reference to knowing the thing moved not a reference as to how big or how far away it was, because the power line was extremely closer to us than the light was). By this time my rant had ceased as I was watching this light move up and down in nonsensical ways. I asked my friend if he was watching the light (his head had been pointing in the general same direction mine had been) and he said yes. So now both of us had watch independently the light move in this weird way. We got out of the car and stood at the front to see it better and it continued briefly doing what it had been doing, before it began to pulsate, I guess you could say at a slower modulation (meaning it wasn't just blinking on and off for longer duration's of time but rather it pulsated at a slower rate almost like a heart beat slows down but more smoothly and of course visually). When the pulsating change to the slower rate, it seemed to be losing it's consistency and actually seemed like you could look through it if you were close enough. It would come back a little strong then go back to being weak but never as strong as it originally was. It did this until it pulsated slowly into nothingness (meaning it looked kind a like how a candle does when the wax builds up so much that the flame is just barley flickering slowly and then goes out very gently). I thought it was all over when the next thing I knew, an airplane, flying extremely fast and low (keep in mind, we live reasonably close to an airport and there are always planes in the sky, passenger jumbos and smaller personal planes, as well as helicopters. So although I can not be for certain because all I could see were its lights and speed (and hear its roar!) but my guess is it was a military plane. The lights on the plane were brilliant blue and red on each wing (a blue light on one wing and a red on the other) and they alternated VERY FAST (faster than I had ever seen lights blink on a plane before), it was almost like a strobe effect. The plane made a beeline for where the light had been at, in an almost perfectly straight line. The plane came out of the West/Northwest sky where Fort Cambell army base is about a county or two to our West (the object was in the North/Northeast sky). I can not state enough how fast the lights strobed from wing to wing, back and forth (I do not know if that is a sign of a military airplane or not, but it’s the only plane I have ever bore witness to whose lights strobed that fast). I and my fiend do not do drugs, we had not been drinking, and although we have expressed interest in U.F.O. and "Art Bell" related topics, the last thing we thought we would ever be witnesses to was an actual U.F.O. If you e-mail people back about their requests, I was wondering if there had been any other sightings in our area similar to this. My brother supposedly has seen a similar object but did not pay as much attention to it as me and my friend had.