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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/15/1964 22:00 (Entered as : 11/15/64 22:00)
Reported: 8/2/2011 8:49:01 PM 20:49
Posted: 8/7/2011
Location: Memphis, TN
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 15 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
A white full moon shaped ufo hovered for several minutes then started to ascend in the sky into space

At 10pm Sunday 15 November of 1964 in Memphis Tennessee (USA), I was asked by my mother to take out the garbage. I went out back and I noticed a bright white full moon above. I looked closer and I noticed it had uniform whiteness with well define circular outline but I was not able to see the shades of white or grey that made the man in the moon face. It was equally as bright as the real full moon, bright enough to create a moon shadow.

I looked around and I noticed another moon that was bright orange. This other moon was rising over our neighbor's house to the east, as I looked through the side yard from the back yard to the front. It had the features that created the man in the moon, so I believed that it was the real moon. I looked above and stared again at the white full moon for a few minutes, then it made a rapid ascend in the sky. I estimate the ascend speed between 180 to 300 knots.

As it rose, it became a smaller and smaller moon until it appeared to looked like a bright star, then a dim star, then disappeared into space. It reminded me of the Star of Bethlehem when it was at high altitude.

The event occurred within a mile of the Area 51 of Tennessee, that is near Highway 51 in the Frayser neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, and the event lasted about fifteen minutes.