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Occurred : 7/5/2003 19:40 (Entered as : 07/05/03 19:40)
Reported: 7/5/2003 8:11:39 PM 20:11
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Athens, AL
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:<2 minutes
Cylinder shaped object travelling at high rate of speed. No contrail, no sound.

My husband and I saw a cylinder-shaped object in the partly cloudy sky.

At first, I thought I was looking at an aircraft, but this object had no wings, no contrail, and no sound. It appeared to be at a very high altitude, but this is difficult to penpoint, as I don't know how large the object was. However, there was an airplane traveling from North to South at a high altitude leaving a contrail.

The object in question was travelling from east to west at what appeared to be a high velocity. It literally streaked across the sky in a matter of minutes, two a most, and then disappeared into the horizon. It reminded me of looking at a comet, but this object was moving too fast.

Background--> husband is a NASA engineer at MSFC; I am a high school biology teacher.

I am so confounded by what I saw. It fits no logical category of any flying craft that I am aware of. I am a skeptical person by nature, but I know what I saw was not an airplane.

We live in Huntsville but were in Athens visiting relatives.