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Occurred : 3/9/2000 20:45 (Entered as : 03/09/00 20:45)
Reported: 3/15/2000 16:15
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Smyrna, TN
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 or 4 seconds
A large, spherical object slowly descended through the sky in a diagonal until it disappeared behind the tree line. It glowed in a bright fluorescent green.

I am a 23-year-old, full-time college student majoring in psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. I live in Smyrna, Tennessee--about 30 miles southeast of Nashville. On March 9, around 9:00pm CST, in the western sky, I saw a large, spherical object slowly descend in a diagonal until it disappeared behind the tree line. It was BRIGHT--a fluorescent green so bright it almost appeared white. It was LARGE--much larger than anything I have ever seen traverse the sky. Most unusual, though, it descended the sky relatively slowly--much slower than any shooting star that I have seen. I saw the object for 3 or 4 seconds. When it descended below the tree line, I expected to hear a "boom" or something--I thought that it might have been an burning airplane. Local news gave no mention of the event.