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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/23/2000 23:00 (Entered as : 05/23/2000 23:00)
Reported: 2/16/2004 11:59:45 AM 11:59
Posted: 3/2/2004
Location: Cleveland, TN
Shape: Triangle
Duration: ????
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
I went back to bed.

Cleveland Tennessee is a small town approximately thirty five miles from Chattanooga, North on Interstate 75. The house that I resised, when this happened, was across the street from Cleveland Hardwick Air Field. A small General Aviation Air Port. On the night of 23 May, 2000, My, then, wife woke me by climbing out of bed saying,"Their here!" I awoke to the entire roon bathed in a lite blue light. There was no light sorce in the room to create the light. On her side of the bed there was a small metal framed window. I got up and walked around the end of the bed. I was amazed at the amount of lightin the room. The double pane glazing was of a cheap design and moisture had seeped in. This caused the window to be less than transparient. A common in that part of the couontry. To see what was causing the light she opened the window. The slide wasn't exactly smooth, and the window banged open when she forced it. I scolded her for making noise, and possibly compromising our position. Wanting to remain anonymous. I had to bend down to look out of the lower protion of the window. Hovering over an airplane hanger not twenty five yards away, completely mationless and noiseless was a craft. Five brilliantly lit, half spheres, in a circular pattern where protruding from the bottom. The illumination was so bright it was difficult to see much of the craft. However, I could just make out the triangular shape. The sides were verticaly flat, with ridges running horizontally. It appeared to be black. However, dure to the brightness I can't be sure. I looked at the craft long enough to make these observations. Then the most extraordinary thig happened. I closed the window and went back to bed.

I say this was extraordinary because I just saw something I've wondered about all my life and I just turned my back and went back to bed! I didn't take a picture. I didn't call anyone. I didn't go out side to get a better look. I just closed the window, walked around the bed, got in, and went to sleep.

It wasn't until the next evening that I mentioned it to my wife. Atfirst she just looked at me like I had lost my mind. Then she said that she had a dream just like that. The window being banged open is what she remembered. She also said that she remembered a person standing across the street looking at our house. I didn't see anyone.

This is true as I remember it. I have no reason to fabricate this story.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. Source of report occupies position of considerable responsibility, involving considerable detail. PD))