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Occurred : 5/1/2000 04:00 (Entered as : 05/01/00 04:00)
Reported: 6/7/2000 00:46
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Marietta, GA
Shape: Oval
Duration:unknown
I NOTICED A LARGE OBJECT IN THE SKY IN THE SHAPE OF AN OVAL.

MY STORY I AM A WOMAN OF FMTH. MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE MINISTERED IN CHURCHES FOR THIRTY (30) YEARS. WHAT I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU IS TRUE. EVEN THOUGH IT MAY BE HIGHLY UNUSUAL TO THOSE WHO PRACTICE FAITH IN GOD AND A CHRISTIAN LIFE STYLE, IT HAPPENED TO ME. I SAW WHATI SAW MY HUSBAND AND I LIVE IN A LOG HOME ON TWO ACRES OF WOODED LAND THAT BORDERS ONE SIDE OF ATWO ACRE LAKE. ON SUNDAY NIGHT APRIL 30,2000, WE ARRIVED HOME FROM CHURCH AND A CHOIR SOCIAL ABOUT 9:30 PM. WE PREPARED FOR BED AND WATCHED SOME NEWS BEFORE RETIRING FOR THE EVENING. OUR USUAL TIME FOR BED IS ABOUT 11:00PM. SLEEP CAME QUCKLY BECAUSE OF THE EXHAUSTIVE DAY AT CHURCH. AT 2:59 AM, MONDAY, MAY 1,1 LOOKED AT THE. CLOCK AS I RETURNED FROM A TRIP TO THE BATHROOM. IMMEDIATELY, I WAS ASLEEP AGAIN. I AM NOT SURE OF THE TIME THAT I AWOKE THE SECOND TIME. BUT, WHAT I SAW OCCURRED WHEN IT WAS STILL DARK. DAYLIGHT BEGINS TO ARRIVE AROUND 6:00AM EDT AT THIS TIME OF YEAR. I ESTIMATE THE TIME HAD TO BE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 3 AND 5AM. ABOVE OUR BED IS A SKYLIGHT THAT WE ENJOY ON A CLEAR NIGHT AS WE OBSERVE THE STARS AND MOON OF GOD'S BEAUTIFUL HANDIWORK. ON THIS NIGHT, IT WAS NOT THE STARS AND THE MOON THAT CLAIMED MY ATTENTION. WHEN I AWOKE THIS SECOND TIME, I NOTICED A LARGE OBJECT IN THE SKY ABOVE THE SKYLIGHT. IT WAS MORE OVAL IN APPEARANCE THAN ROUND. IT WAS TURNED UP ON ITS SIDE IN A VERTICAL POSITION WHERE I COULD SEE THE TOP PORTION OF THE. OBJECT FROM A SIDE VIEW. THERE WERE THREE (3) WINDOWS VISIBLE ON THE SIDE OF THE TOP PORTION AS IT WAS TURNED IN THS VERTICAL POSITION. THE WINDOWS WERE TRIANGULAR IN SHAPE AND FILLED WITH LIGHT. WHEN I OBSERVED THE OBJECT, IT WAS MOVING TOWARD THE EARTH. AS I WATCHED TFIROUGH THE SKYLIGHT, THE OBJECT MOVED DIRECTLY TOWARD THE SKYLIGHT. IT MOVED AT A STEADY RATE OF SPEED MAKING A SOFT SWISHING SOUND. THE SWISHING SOUND SEEMED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CLOCKWISE MOTION OF THE EXTERNAL PART OF THE OBJECT. WHEN THE OBJECT WAS NEAR THE SKYLIGHT, THE CLOCKWISE MOTION STOPPED AND THE OBJCT STOOD STILL, BUT CONTINUED TO MAKE THE SOFT SWISHING SOUND. AS IT MOVED AWAY FROM THE SKYLIGHT, THERE WAS NO VISIBLE MOTION OF ANY PART OF THE OBJECT, THE SOFT SOUND CONTINUED. AS THE OBJECT MOVED ACROSS THE SPACE OF THE SKYLIGHT, I OBSERVED THE BOTTOM OF THE OBJECT. THERE WERE A SERIES OF LIGHTS EMBEDDED IN THE BOTTOM OF THE OBJECT. THESE LIGHTS WERE WHITE AND RED. THE FINISH ON THIS SIDE OF THE OBJECT WAS A GREY METALLIC FINISH. THE OBJECT WAS SO CLOSE AND THE LIGHT WAS SO BRIGHT THAT I COULD SEE THE DETAIL OF THE SURFACE. THE NIGHT WAS AS BRIGHT AS DAY AS THE OBJECT STOOD STILL OVER THE HOUSE. THE OBJECT STOPPED MOTION BRIEFLY AND THEN PROCEEDED MOVING PAST THE SKYLIGHT. AS IT MOVED, IT CONTINIJED TO MAKE THE SWISHING SOUND AND THE DARKNESS REAPPEARED. USUALLY MY FIRST RESPONSE WOULD BE TO AWAKE MY HUSBAND. BUT, I WAS SO CAUGHT UP IN WHAT I WAS SEEING THAT THE OBJECT WAS MOVING AWAY BEFORE I COULD THINK CLEARLY ENOUGH TO TAKE ACTION. SO, I JUST LET IT GO. I WAS SO STRICKEN WITH SUCH AWE, THAT I COULD NOT MOVE. I WOULD HAVE JUMPED UP AND LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AS IT MOVED AWAY, BUT FEAR LEFT ME MOTIONLESS. MY WHOLE BODY WAS MOTIONLESS. I DID NOT LOOK AT THE CLOCK WHICH IS HIGHLY UNUSUAL. I ALWAYS CHECK THE CLOCK WHEN I WAKE UP DURING THE NIGHT. BUT, I JUST LAY THERE IN THE DARK STARING INTO THE NIGHT UNABLE TO MOVE A MUSCLE. AS SOON AS MY HUSBAND AWOKE, ABOUT 6AM, I TOLD HIM I HAD SOMETHING TO TELL HIM BEFORE HE WENT TO HIS STUDY TO BEGIN HIS DAY. HE IS SORRY HE MISSED SEEING WHAT I SAW. THIS IS MY STORY. I KNOW I SAW WHAT I SAW. YES, I WAS AWAKE THEN AND A LONG TIME AFTER THE INCIDENT. THIS EXPERIENCE IS SHARED BY: ((name and personal data deleted))

((NUFORC Note: We are extremely grateful to this witness for her report. We talked to her at some length on the date of her apparent sighting, and we were extremely impressed by her apparent reliability as a witness, and by her sincerity. There is virtually no doubt in our mind but what she has recounted her experience accurately and honestly, given her station in life. We are grateful to her for taking the time to share her story with NUFORC.

The case was turned over to Mr. Walter "Tom" Sheets, MUFON State Director for the State of Georgia, and he assigned the case to a MUFON investigator, who met with the witness shortly after the incident. We are grateful to Mr. Sheets, and MUFON, for having followed up on this case so promptly, and so professionally. Mr. Sheets can be reached at <MUFONGA@webtv.net>. PD))