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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/3/2022 15:00 (Entered as : 03/03/2022 3:00 PM)
Reported: 9/14/2022 9:38:18 AM 09:38
Posted: 10/8/2022
Location: Arden, NC
Shape: Cigar
Duration: Approximately 10 seconds
I was passing by the Asheville airport in the afternoon, when I noticed a very bright object over the runway.

The sighting occurred on March 3, at approximately 3:00 PM. I don't remember the exact time, since it was 6 months ago. Since I was passing an airport, my first thought was that it was an airliner, with the sun reflecting off it. Then, I realized that it was motionless, hovering just below a cloud, at no more than 3,000 feet, at maybe a 40 degree angle. It was elliptical in shape, as if viewing a saucer from edge on, very bright and glossy silver in color. It was definitely a solid, probably metallic, object. Just as I really focused on it, there was a blinding flash, then it was gone. I can't say if it simply disappeared, or sped off so quickly, that I couldn't track it. I was a passenger in the front seat of a vehicle, on the passenger/airport side of the vehicle, so I had an unobstructed view. The duration of the sighting, no more than ten seconds, did not allow me time to alert the other passengers, until after it had disappeared. It was a sunny day, with a few clouds.

I am a semi-retired radio broadcast engineer, and professional energy manager.