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Occurred : 3/10/1998 18:00 (Entered as : 03/10/1998 18:00)
Reported: 12/31/2003 12:26:54 AM 00:26
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Fort Gordon, GA
Shape: Light
Duration:2 seconds
HUGE streaking light on a military base - 30 witnesses (including two civilian instructors - both prior military).

I've had to to estimate the dates since this was about 4 years ago. I was in training at Fort Gordon (military base) in the 31-R course (Tactical Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Operator Maintainer). We were on a very large open field that we called "The antenna field" thats right behind the PX at Fort Gordon, there's also some old barracks that are no longer used (more useless information: These old barracks were used [as the barracks] in the Clint Eastwood movie "Heart Break Ridge"). We were learning how to install the 9 meter antenna mast (used with a Radio Access Unit). It requires a minimum of 3 soldiers to install (although I've figured out a way that ONE troop could do it), we had four soldiers and one of our two civilian instructors (GTE employees - working for the GTE Resident School, Now called the General Dynamics Resident School). I was holding the Kevlar anchor cable, getting ready to lock it down - we were almost done making adjustments, when I heard the soldier to my right (Private Shaw) SCREAM at the top of his lungs "LOOK AT THAT %#*(^% UFO!!" (thats exactly what he said). I looked up and saw a HUGE light streaking across the sky at incredible speeds. I dont know what I could compare it to since it was like nothing I've ever seen in my life. The civilian instructor didn't even look up, and he yelled at ME for taking my eyes off the anchor cable! (he yelled "((name deleted)) pay attention to what your doing!"). So I looked down just long enough to lock the cable down (less than one second) and when I looked back up it was gone. Several nights later we were putting up a 30 meter mast and not every team would end up working because it took the entire duration of a class to do (and not enough masts for each group) so on this night my team was in a large white tent watching movies (most of which sucked) and eating crappy chinese food. I was bored with the movie so I went outside & looked up (still freaking out because of the previous sighting several days ago). I saw a bright lig! ht in the sky far off in the distance. One would have mistaken it for a star if not familiar with the constelations (which I am). It was sitting inside of Orion - I knew it didn't belong there (there's only supposed to be SEVEN stars in the Orion constelation). It didn't move for about 5 hours - even as the stars moved away from it through out the night (I kept going back out & kept track of it) it stayed in the same spot - it's position in relation to the constelations continued to change as the stars moved through the sky. I only stared at it for about 15 minutes each time (how long can you stare at ANYTHING before you get bored?). Towards the end of the night I went back outside & noticed that the light was no longer there - but there were about 6 Black Hawk helicopters flying all the way AROUND the spot where it was. They were NOT passing THROUGH the area where the light was! (even though it was no longer there) But going ALL THE WAY AROUND that area! I know my description drags on & on, but I have done my best to be as accurate as possible.