|Occurred : 9/29/1999 18:45 (Entered as : 09/29/99 18:45-18:50)
Reported: 9/30/1999 21:08
Location: Nashville, TN
|fiery object looking like craft in movie "it came from outer space" or comet-like with fiery tail observed traveling in nw direction from nashville, tn. it traveled in horizontal fashion at very high altitude approx same as airliner cruising altitude. seemed to move slowly but was probably very fast due to high altitude. observed 5 minutes till faded in distance.
one object observed and appeared at first to be a fiery comet-like object-yellow-gold in color--object was totally immersed in the fire-not separated. it traveled at an angle from me so that i could observe the tail of the fire, but gradually became a circle of light as the distance increased from my position. i only observed the object travelling across 1/4 of the sky as i didn't see it until i happened to look up after leaving the post office. the best way to describe what the object actually looked like is to compare it favorably to the object that crashed in the movie "it came from outer space" or the objects in "war of the worlds" but the first movie is the closest. i must also state that the object never came down, but travelled horizontally the entire time observed. it appeared to move very slowly but was actually moving very fast. the great altitude was deceptive when judging speed. i am an insurance agent and a lifelong resident of nashville. i am 52 years old and have had three sightings in my life: 1st 1957--2nd 1987--3rd the current report.duration of sighting was 5 minutes.there was no contrail-just a small fiery tail.
((NUFORC Note: Please see report from Memphis, TN, for 07SE99 at 0405 hrs.. Similar event.))