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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/1/2005 21:00 (Entered as : 01/01/2005 21:00)
Reported: 1/2/2005 8:13:04 PM 20:13
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Columbus, GA
Shape: Light
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Four individual lights moving rapidly across the night sky, at common interval, all in same direction

I was walking our dog around the neighborhood, like I do every evening. It was New Years day and I had heard a few fireworks earlier that evening, but considering the date everything was quiet. The sky was mostly cloudy, but with areas where stars could be seen clearly. I was walking down the street in an Easterly direction looking up at the stars when I saw a white light traverse the sky, approximately from south to north. There was no object visible just light, illuminating the cloud cover from behind. The light moved very fast, in a straight line across the sky in about one second. If I had not been looking up I would never have seen it. At first I thought it might have been from a search-light, like auto dealers sometimes use, but the movement was too fast crossing, the sky in one direction only and with no visible beam projected from the ground.

I continued watching the area, and within less than a minute the light appeared again, from the same approximate point in the South following a streight course to the North. Again I continued to watch, ane within less than a minute I saw the light again a third time, on the same course and speed. I watched a little longer, but didn't see anything more so I continued my dog walking. As I apprached the end of the street, at a slightly different heading, I looked back again at the sky and saw a forth light, traveling the same path as the other three. I then returned home.

As I stated, there was no visible object with any of these four light sources. Rather the light appeared to be projected from behind the clouds onto the surface. The lights appeared rectangular, with rounded corners, dimensionally the length appeared to be about three times the width, although this could have been an illusion caused by the speed the lights moved. Ther was no sound associated with this incident what so ever.