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Occurred : 8/28/2002 19:00 (Entered as : 08/28/02 19:00)
Reported: 8/28/2002 9:02:13 PM 21:02
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Suwanee (just N of Atlanta), GA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:Five minutes
UFO spotted over Gwinnett county; metallic sphere surrounded by three or four smaller spheres which were rotating around the center.

I was sitting on my back patio looking south at 7:00 p.m. on 8/28/02. I glanced up (about 60 degrees)and spotted a bright light in the sky. It was still very much daylight, and I thought to myself that I might be looking at Venus, which is certainly bright enough at times to be visible during the day; I thought this because the object was motionless. However, upon further consideration I realized that Venus would be much lower in the sky by that time, so I reached inside my sliding glass door and grabbed my binoculars which I keep close by to look at the planes making their final approach to Hartsfield Airport. It is difficult to say at what altitude the craft was hovering but since I could see no detail with the naked eye I am going to estimate that the craft was at about 10,000 feet) When I centered the object and focused, I saw what looked to be a metallic sphere surrounded (seemingly attached) by three or four smaller spheres which were rotating around the larger, center sphere (imagine a basketball surrounded by three or four bowling balls). The object drifted slowly to the west, but definitely under control, not at all like a balloon caught in the wind -- it was a very windy day at least at ground level but the object drifted only about two hand lengths during the five minute or so time span that I watched it. As well as drifting to the west, the object also drifted higher. The longer I watched it, the less detail I saw. I finally lost the object after watching it for about five minutes. At no time did I see any type of contrail or evidence of propulsion. A bit later (two or three minutes) I did spot a plane which looked to be flying toward where I last saw the object (very high and extremely small) but I could never quite center the plane in my binoculars and soon lost sight -- I was interested in seeing what kind of plane it was.