|Occurred : 9/5/1999 00:40 (Entered as : 090599 0040)
Reported: 9/5/1999 02:03
Location: Sevierville, TN
|very distant, small, appeared to be like an airplane from a distance, but was not moving, had alternating flashing red, blue, and green lights
I observed the light in the northern/northeastern sky approx. 25 to 30 degrees up in the night sky. It resembled an airplane, but was not moving up, down, or side to side. The lights were changing from red, blue, green, and possibly white or yellow. The object was unlike any other thing that was in the night sky. I looked at it through binoculars and it was still a speck in the sky, but the colors were very clear using the binoculars. I am a police officer and work night shift and I have never seen anything like this before and I really am not a UFO believer, but this was something that I can not explain. Also, I observed what appeared to be a similar object on the same date at 0545 hours, just before I got off of my shift, in Pigeon Forge, TN in the south eastern sky and several other Officers saw it as well. My Sergeant said that it was a planet and that the atmosphere was making it change colors, but I have never seen a planet do that.