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UFO Sighting Report

Date:

Location:

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Summary:

I saw a large craft covered in lights.

Date Reported:

9/25/2013 12:46:11 AM

Day/Night: 

.

No. of Witnesses: 

Many

Duration: 

2 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Large sphere covered with rods and many lights.

Size of Object(s)

Several stories in diameter.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

Altitude 800 to 1200 feet; closest distance 1/4 mile

Description of Area / Surroundings

Developing Suburban area interspersed with open fields.

Full Description & Details

One Summer evening in 1978 (exact date lost to

memory), when I was 9 years old, my father, mother

and sister and I were driving home from a trip to the

store via Middlebrook Pike. It was twilight as we

headed west toward the intersection of Weisgarber

Road and Middlebrook Pike.

As we approached the intersection, a large, brilliantly

lit craft caught our eyes. It was a slow moving oval

shaped craft which appears to be about four to five

stories in high and was only a couple of hundred feet in

altitude. As it approached from the Northwestern sky,

we could see that is had an incredibly bright light

shinning upward from the top of the craft like a spot

light. There also seemed to be steam coming from the

top. The light was so bright in fact that it left a bright

spot on the ceiling of clouds above.

As it came closer, we could also see that the craft was

covered with literally thousands of small lights of every

color which seemed to cycle through the color

spectrum. It had many long rods protruding from its

side which were also covered in these multicolored,

dynamic lights. Some of the rods seemed to be moving

while others seemed stationary.

I asked my father to stop the car so we could get out

and watch the craft, but he said no in a nervous voice I

was not used to hearing from him. We kept driving.

Traffic was heavy, and even slowed a bit because so

many commuters were distracted by the object. As

we continued our drive home, I did see a few cars pull

off the road and into the grass. I even saw one man

trying to take a picture of the craft with a camera as he

leaned on the roof of his car.

When we arrived home, my friends ran into my yard

and said, "you'll never guess what we saw."

I told them we had seen it too and they describe

the craft exactly. They said it came very low over the

neighborhood (Canby Hills Road) crossing Mountain

Creek Lane (a Cul-De-Sac) and headed slowly

Southeeast. They said it made absolutely no sound as

it drifted across the night sky.

For days, my friends and I watched the news hoping

to see a report about the incident. However, no report

even came.

Recently, it occurred to me that I could use the two

known points of sighting (1- Middlebrook

Pike/Weisgarber Rd and 2- Montain Creek Lane Cul-

De-Sac) to plot the possible flight path of the object.

After doing this I discovered an interesting possibility.

If the object flew in a straight line from the Northwest

as it appear to be doing, then it would have passed

directly over the restricted airspace of Oak Ridge

National Laboratories. Surely, such a sighting would

not have gone unnoticed over such a facility.

I know many people who still remember the event and

can describe it in equal detail.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

It s impossible to explain this as an aircraft, etc.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I knew nothing of them as I was nine years old.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

Internet boards only

Your Location: 

Myrtle Beach, SC

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