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Occurred : 6/15/1981 22:00 (Entered as : 06/15/1981 22:00)
Reported: 12/16/2003 10:00:17 PM 22:00
Posted: 12/19/2003
Location: Hendersonville (over Old Hickory Lake), TN
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Duration:
age = 40 - 49 location = Over Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville TN.

description = I had been playing racquetball with my best friends older brother ((name deleted)) at a fitness center in Goodletsville TN. I was giving him a ride home down Walton Ferry Rd heading due east. Walton Ferry runs down one side of a huge peninsula that ends at the lake. His home was at the end on a road going across to Sanders Ferry Rd. which runs parallel to Walton Ferry. We were roughly one mile from the end at the lake when he spoke up and said \"hey, do you see that?\". I looked up and over the lake were five or six strange looking lights about half way to three quarters up in the horizon. They were in a straight line with the front light rotating to the end of the line about every 3 to 5 seconds. They were very bright and seemed to be hovering over the lake. I don\'t recall any colors, just white lights. Very bright white lights. Brighter than any aircraft we had ever seen. I slowly pulled the car over to the side of the road as did a couple of cars behind us who evidently saw what we did. The speed limit along this road is 45 and is heavily traveled. Neighborhoods all the way to the end. After about 30 seconds or so, the front light rotated to the rear and the then lead light literally shot up into the sky/space and the others followed. They moved at a speed that was literally unbelievable. We looked at each other, looked back at the people behind us, and all were like us with their mouths wide open and looks on their faces like what the heck was that?! We slowly pulled away from the side of the road and I proceeded on to his house. We must have been quite pale upon our arrival because his wife at the time even commented to the effect of \"what have ya\'ll been up to?\". He was 23 or 24 at the time and I was 19 or 20. No drugs and no alcohol were involved! We see each other maybe once a year now, usually at a 4th of July party, but we have not spoken about this in quite some time. However, all the other has to say is, \"do you remember\" and the other instantly knows what is meant. As a matter of refe! rence, I was watching the Rendleshon show on SciFi earlier, which prompted me to write this. The lights on the show, when over the farmers field bears a great resemblance to what we saw that night. The thing that amazes me the most is the fact that the time frame fits when we had our siteing. I can only imagine what was going on back 23 or so years ago. I can honestly say, this incident made us both believers. The speed would be the main deciding factor. There is nothing man-made on this planet that can manuever or go that fast. Thanks for the space to tell this story. I will never ever forget what we saw that night.

distance = 1 mile covered = Ping pong ball? duration = 30 seconds conditions = Clear and calm under clouds = cloudless physical traces = N/A power out = N/A effects = Just amazement and bewilderment.

anything else = witnesses = 5 or 6 contact = no permission = yes prefer = email

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))