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|Occurred : 8/7/2002 23:05 (Entered as : 08/07/02 23:05)
Reported: 8/7/2002 10:01:59 PM 22:01
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
|Unidentified craft seen after power interuption at home.
Event began with several series of power outages. The lights at our house went on and off for about 3 minutes maybe 5. I then went outside to check the transformer box on the telephone pole. Noticed that most of the dogs in the area were barking and that our dogs were in a highly nervious state. The cats were also nervious and were trying to get in the house. Then I spotted an object that could had been a meteror. It was a bright light that traveled toward the south-southwest at rapid speed. I went back in the house for a moment to phone electric company. Found out from them that power outages were occuring in Cannon and Rutherford Counties. Went back outside to check up on dogs. When I got outside, I discovered all dogs in the area howeling and barking. I looked up and saw what appeared to be a craft flying at the lowest level that commercial aircraft fly. (I had seen aircraft fly at this height in the daytime and at night) Noticed that object had several lights. two underneight flashed. Object made no sound at all. It appeared to be moving slower than commercial aircraft but not that slow. Maybe 150 to 200 MPH. This object could had been a passanger jet but I heard no sound from it. All other aircraft that I had seen at that level have made the normal jet engine sounds. This one did not. It was like it was gliding. Then object slowly moved on toward Smyrna and Nashville. Dogs were going mad at this point in neighborhood. My two dogs were running about. Cats were also running about. Then spotted a white SUV traveling at high rate of speed down road. I now remembered seeing several white vans cars and SUV's traveling around area but not going slow(As if looking for something) or as fast as the one I saw tonight. Saw other cars that might be strange. White cars etc. Now, these vehicles may have nothing at all to do with event tonight, but thought I would mention the cars anyway. As I type this, event is still on-going. The main act of the event tonight was the unusual behavior of animals, mysterious cra! ft that might had been a passenger plane or an true unknown. The lights on Unknown seem to suggest a triangle shape. Object seemed huge. However it is night and that size could be deceptive. If it were day, I might had been able to see more detail and also determine if it were a passenger jet. Also, begining of event, power outages occured and according to message at electric company it covered two counties. All of this might just be normal, however, Object did not make sound and I had seen other jets at night that did. Object seemed to have too many lights. But this might not matter.
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