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Occurred : 8/1/2001 21:10 (Entered as : 10/01/01 21:10)
Reported: 8/14/2001 07:18
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Wetumpka, AL
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
A very bright emerald green light sped from east to west, stopped and went straight up.

To Wit: I went to put the trash out, as I was doing so, to the south of my property I saw an emerald green light in the sky. It was traveling from east to west, and doing so at GREAT speed. It ( as I saw it) came from my left, and went to my right, (I was facing south). I am a US Marine, not given to flights of fantasy. I have been observing aircraft for many years, as I am a pilot. The light was constant, not pulsing in any way. It was moving VERY fast. Then it stopped and after only a half of second or so it went straight up until it was out of my view. After stopping and changing direction, I watched the light for 5 seconds or so. In that length of time I believe it was extra atmosphereic,based on my ability to determine the size reduction and rate of same. It could have moved slightly higher and reduced it's size similtaneously, however this did not seem to be the case to me, and I had no sense of this possibility at the time. Not knowing the distance to target, I unable to extraplolate the size of the light or source of the light. My best guess based on my experience is 15,000 feet Mach 2.5. or approximately 2250 MPH. I have never seen anything even close to this before,and with 46 years of information stored herein, I have no idea what this could have been. It was not "usual" and was unidentifiable with the limited amount of information. It was not a conventional aircraft of any kind.It may not have been a craft at all. Flight path and G forces endured would suggest other. However a platform for such a light does not currently exist in common knowledge. This observation suggests it does exist elsewhere, in fact it proves it (to me).

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates a date of October 01, 2001. We will attempt to obtain the correct date. PD))

((RESPONSE FROM WITNESS))

Director;
The event occurred on or about the first of this month E.G. August, 2001. If I am able to bo of further assistance, you need but ask. ((initails deleted))

((END RESPONSE))

((NUFORC Note: We have amended the date above, which is approximate. PD))