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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/12/2000 07:00 (Entered as : 12/12/00 7:00am)
Reported: 3/7/2001 19:37
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Raleigh, NC
Shape: Disk
Duration:5-7 minutes
Close view of stationary disk, top and side visible, prior to rapid its acceleration and departure

my 8yr old son was standing outside in our driveway waiting for me to leave to go to school. He was out there for a few minutes, 3-5 minutes before I came out. As I came out I could hear a the sound of humming like a jet engine. I stepped off my porch onto the driveway and heard a loud close, rushing sound speed away. I looked up and saw a shape moving off over the trees. I thought it must have been a fighter jet. When I heard the sound my son said, " Mom did you see that plane?", I said, "well, I heard it". He said, "It was weird 'cause it was round". I said oh, did you see it?. Reply " Yeah I was watching it for a while." I said, "Did it move slowly?" Reply, "No, it was just sitting there looking at me, then it flew away." Then he said, " It had these two things sticking out the front." It had a red light on one side and a green one on the other." Quite non-chalantly he said, "If I see it again, I'll point to it for you" We had very low cloud cover that morning. I wondered if he saw a plane in the clouds. I asked if he saw a fuzzy shape in the clouds but he insisted it was a clear large shape under the clouds. It could not have been more than 300 ft up. He drew me a picture of it. Then he drew another one and I helped him to label it.