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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/27/2004 18:00 (Entered as : 07/27/04 18:00)
Reported: 11/13/2008 8:20:39 PM 20:20
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Shape: Other
Duration: 10-15 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
A Shapeshifting Black Balloon Flashed A Red Light At Me

I don't know why my report from that day was not posted. I even spoke to the rep. at NUFORC who seemed to not want to hear many details for whatever reason. Therefore I am posting this again. On the date and time specified I saw a black balloon floating high in the sky as I sat on my balcony at my apartment complex. It was a hot July evening. I noticed the "balloon" and stood up to look at it. I thought of a contest we had in Sunday school as a child in which we were all given helium ballons to tie our names and phone numbers to so that if our balloon was found we would receive a call from whomever found it. The one found from the farthest place was the winner.

Suddenly the balloon shifted into a horizontal shape and I could see what appeared to be heat waves like you see when you look down a road on a hot day. This balloon morphed back and forth from vertical balloon shape to horizontal oblong shape a few times as it moved lower in the sky and began to pass over my apartment. I ran through my apartment to the front door. When I emerged from the apartment the balloon was just above my apartment. It passed over me at that height and then a slit opened and a red light flashed and the slit closed. It continued along over the next hill and morphed a few more times. It made no sound whatsoever. I don't know what I saw. If you know please tell me. I have since seen a video clip of a similar thing from Bristol Va. a few days later in August of that year.