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Occurred : 2/1/2004 13:30 (Entered as : 02/01/2004 13:30)
Reported: 6/26/2004 8:52:03 PM 20:52
Posted: 7/8/2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Shape: Other
Duration:45 minutes
Three round ivory-colored single objects and two groups of 5 objects

Between 1:30 and 2:15 p.m. on February 1, 2004, my wife and I were in a national park in the northern part of Murfreesboro, TN. We were watching more than 25 jets that either flew northward toward Nashville or flew from west to east above Nashville or south of Nashville, above the town of Murfreesboro. These jets were at a high altitude and left contrails that changed the sky from clear and bright blue to an almost uniform white haze.

During the 45 minutes that we watched the jets we saw (1) three different single objects and (2) two groups of 5 objects flying together but not in formation. They remained in one place almost directly overhead, moved quickly from one part of the sky to another part of the sky, and disappeared and reappeared. These objects were round and ivory-colored with a metallic appearance. We did not see wings or evidence of propulsion, and we heard no sounds. The objects were below the haze but seemed to be at a high altitude and small in size. At any given time, the length of time that we could see the objects was about 1-3 minutes before they would disappear and then reappear in another part of the sky.

During this time we also saw a free-floating mylar balloon floating high in the sky with the wind, small aircraft, jets in the pattern to land at or take off from the Nashville airport, birds, and the above-mentioned high-flying jets. The ivory-colored objects did not resemble these other things and flew in different directions (including against the wind). None of the aircraft in the sky turned to approach or avoid the objects.

We doubt that these objects were very large white birds. Our better guess is that they were some type of small remote-controlled flying objects.