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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 11/17/2012 17:00 (Entered as : 11-17-12 17:00)
Reported: 11/16/2012 11:31:59 PM 23:31
Location: Knoxville, TN
Duration: 10 seconds
|Brilliant bright light seen above high altitude airplane with no plume then disappears over Knoxville, TN.
Traveling 275 to I-40 West, approximately 5pm, right before taking the Alcoa Exit, noticed a high altitude aircraft toward the West with a white plume behind it. In perspective, approximately 1-2 inches above this aircraft was a brilliant white light, shape unknown, with no trailing plume, which the light became even brighter than before, then completely disappeared. I believe this was too close to be another airplane. Also, if it was an airplane, it would not have disappeared. It did not have a trail of any kind.
I was the front passenger in the car, and was telling the driver, my sister, to look at the object, and why it did not have a plume, when it completely disappeared. She was driving and did not see it. We were traveling to UT Medical Center with 2 grandchildren to see my new grandchild. I have never seen a UFO before. I am 55 years old, have been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, and have lived in Anderson County most all of my life.