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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/24/2004 04:30 (Entered as : 03/24/2004 04:30)
Reported: 5/9/2004 11:27:28 AM 11:27
Posted: 5/10/2004
Location: Kingsport, TN
Shape: Circle
Duration: 30-45 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Object emits lime greel light in a semi-circle along interstate

Reported by MUFON ASD Kim Shaffer (tennessee) Reported to me on March 25th, a tanker truck driver was travelling South on Interstate 81, just outside Kingsport. The area is rural, dotted with farms along the highway. Witness states that he was doing about 70 mph when he saw what appeared to him as a semi-circle of lime green blurred lights, decending rapidly in a pasture field along the interstate. The lights appeared "ambient" to him or that they were emissions from recesses ( he called them "stove pipes")and that he was not actually seeing the source of the lights.

The lights decended rapidly and stopped some 50 feet from the ground. The lights then became very clear, and clearly arranged in a semi-circular pattern, possibly indicating a round or disc shaped object. The witness could not see any outline of any such craft but the lights seemed to him to be some 50 feet across. At his speed, he saw the lights for only a matter of seconds and was afraid to slow down or stop.

((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to Mr. Kim Shaffer, MUFON Assistant State Director for Tennessee, for following up on the original report and sharing his findings with NUFORC. Mr. Shaffer can be reached at . PD))