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Occurred : 7/30/2003 19:00 (Entered as : 07/30/03 19:00)
Reported: 8/6/2003 3:13:31 AM 03:13
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Birmingham, AL
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:1 minute
07-30-03 19:00 CST 15 miles South of Birmingham on I-65 I was tailing a friend on the way back to Montgomery, AL following a trip to Birmingham to help him move his belongings. Heading South on I-65 approximately 15 miles below Birmingham, I saw what I first presumed to be a short contrail at 2'o-clock [it was still daylight]. I looked again and noticed it was a perfect rectangle shape, like a flat non-reflective white 2-by-4, and seemed suspended in air - - no movement. It seemed huge. If it was a single-level passenger craft, it was designed for an average passinger height around 12 feet tall. As my friend was on his cell phone, I decided not to call him to verify, but when we returned from the trip I asked if he had noticed the bogey at 2-o-clock. Athough I have seen several different objects since childhood, it was important to verify what he thought because he is a Marine Sgt. and he has a knowledge of military - civilian craft. He noted that although he knew of an airport close by, he had noticed the object and that it was certainly not moving, nor was it a contrail. He had a rear glass window large enough to notice it still motionless a minute or so later.