|Occurred : 8/18/2000 20:00 (Entered as : 8/18/00 20:00)
Reported: 4/6/2003 4:28:28 PM 16:28
Location: Prairie Grove, AR
|Strange white cigar shaped light in the sky, observed for 30 seconds.
Object was approximately ten thousand feet high in the sky. Object appeared to be cigar shaped because of my viewing position. The object was bright white, like a flouresent light and was approximately 200 feet long. I watched the object for approximately 15 seconds, before it shot straight up at a high rate of speed, approximately 5 thousand more feet. When the object shot up and stopped, it bobbed up and down a few times,like a fishing bobber that has poped up from under water.I viewed the object for approximately 15 more seconds at which time it shot up at a high rate speed at an 85 degree angle.Approximately 10 seconds later an aircraft flew into view at approximately the same height as the object had been. It seemed to me the the object left because of the approaching aircraft.The object did not make a sound during my observation.The aircraft could plainly be heard.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))