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Occurred : 19:00 (Entered as : 8/?/88 1900)
Reported: 7/22/1997 16:33
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Hampshire, TN
Shape: Cigar
Duration:10-15 min
Summary : My husband and a a handful of men who were sitting in front of the Hampshire Mens Club, when one of the men pointed to a spot above a large tree across the highway, and asked what it was. My husband and the men saw a gigantic round object, lighted organge and surrounded by a haze that clung to the object and was also orange. They heard no noise from the object. Within a few minutes, the object turned sideways so that it assumed the classic "cigar" shape, then moved off, disappearing within seconds. I asked my husband to describe the size in terms of "hold your arm out straight, pretend you're sighting down your arm and tell me approximate size in inches". He held his hands apart about 2 feet. After this encounter I contacted CUFOS (sp?), and they claimed it was a satellite that had been launched from Virginia that night. when I relayed this to my husband, he burst out laughing. He said only if the satellite visited middle Tennessee first. I relayed this story to a friend who at the time was in the astronomical society in Shreveport, Louisiana. She said on that same night, two men at the boservatory had spotted the same thing, only smaller. One of these men had a call from his mother in Michigan, who reported the same sighting. I am not dead sure of my dates--but I would like very much to know if anyone else recalls seeing a similar objecft at the same time.

Bright orange, no sound, surrounded by a haze that reflected the orange light, round at first sight, then turning to present the side. My husband is a heavy equipment mechanic who reads no UFO literature, never has and probably never will. The other men are older, retired men.