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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/12/2007 23:22 (Entered as : 05/12/07 23:22)
Reported: 5/12/2007 11:21:06 PM 23:21
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Hernando, MS
Shape: Flash
Duration: seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
star like object with bizaar flight path appearing to stair step across sky at a rapid rate

May 12, 2007.

First of all, I want to preface this statement by saying that I have lived near major cities where airports have been located or by Military bases all of my life and have never seen anything like this before. I will try to articulate what I saw but honestly, I donít know if I can find the right words to describe exactly what I witnessed.

This sighting happened south of Hernando, MS around 23:22 and the object moved in a northern direction across the sky, slightly west of Hernando towards the eastern Tunica, MS area, then very likely on to west of West Memphis, then to the southern part of Arkansas. This was a light, bright as a star but it did have a strange rhythmic flash that corresponded with its bazaar flight path. This object was moving so fast that I lost sight of it after about 3 seconds. It was very high in the sky and seemed to rapidly drop altitude multiple times before disappearing in a lateral direction. The light would stay on then, as it would disappear. The next thing I would see was the light again at a different altitude and in a different place in the skyÖa flight path incompatible with any aircraft. It was like the object was stair stepping across the sky and on the downward movements, the light would disappear. While moving laterally, the light would disappear again and then come back onÖonly to reappear in a position that would totally exclude any aircraft movement. I canít articulate how fast this thing was going! What I saw tonight was neither an aircraft nor a meteorite. This was not space junk falling from the sky. I am not sure of what it was exactly, but I do know that it moved rapidly and in a fashion that was deliberate. This object was so fast that I can see how it would be missed on radar. I can only say that I got the feeling that whatever this was, it did not want to be spotted or observed.