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Occurred : 11/17/1998 21:03 (Entered as : 11/17/98 21:03)
Reported: 12/1/1998 07:51
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Knoxville, TN
Shape: Formation
Duration:20 seconds
OBSERVED 4 LIGHTS, HIGH ALTITUDE, SUPER-FAST, TRAVELING STRAIGHT ACROSS THE SKY IN LESS THAN 20 SECONDS

I WAS STAR-GAZING WITH MY TELESCOPE WHEN I SAW A FLASH IN MY LENS. I IMMEDIATELY SPOTTED AN OBJECT WITH MY BINOCUALRS. LOOKING DUE NORTH INTO CASSIOPEIA I SAW 4 FAINT, WHITE LIGHTS. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS AN AIRPLANE WING BUT REALIZED THE LIGHTS WERE MOVING AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE IN FORMATION. I COULD NOT DISCERN IF IT WAS ONE LARGE OBJECT OR 4 CRAFTS TRAVELING TOGETHER. THERE WAS NO SOUND. IT TOOK AS LITTLE AS 10 SECONDS, BUT NO MORE THAN 20 SECONDS FOR THE OBJECT TO TRAVEL FROM NORTH TO DISAPPEAR INTO THE SOUTHERN HORIZON. I WAS STUNNED AT THE ALTITUDE AND SPEED OF THESE LIGHTS. LATER, I WONDERED IF MILITARY JETS HAD BEEN IN THE AREA, BUT I'VE NEVER SEEN JETS AT THIS SPEED.