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Occurred : 6/15/1978 21:00 (Entered as : 6/15/78 9.00 PM)
Reported: 2/5/2000 02:55
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Shape: Disk
Duration:30 seconds
On apartment deck. Saucer went overhead at 150 feet high. No lights, no sound. Diameter 150-200 feet. Black in color. Saw rivets where different sheets of metal put together much like on a jets wings.

I was on the back deck of my apartment looking for UFO's as there had been a rash of sightings in Chattanooga sometime in the late 70's. Not sure of date. Try and check there newspaper records from 75-79 and I think you will find it very interesting. Many newspaper reports with the mayor and chief of police chasing them in their cars one night and having a saucer land on a school playground and takeoff when they approached. Anyway, that's why I was on my deck. It was a bright clear moonlit night. I had been there maybe 15 minutes when a large black, saucer shaped object was coming directly at my face, 150 feet high. Was 150-200 feet in diameter. I yelled at my brother and girlfriend to come look. They laughed, didn't take me seriously so I was the only witness. I saw the bottom of the ship only but saw several pieces of metal with what looked like rivets, like on an airplanes wing, holding the pieces of metal together. It was slow moving. My guess 15 to 20 mph. No lights, no sound. Went over my head and over apartment. Ran to front door and watched it disappear over other apartments and trees. Always screaming for brother and his girlfriend to come look. Never did. I've told my other brother this story and my wife and children. My brother that was at the event I never told because he would still think I was nuts. These are the only people I've ever told until this letter to you.