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Occurred : 9/17/2004 00:00 (Entered as : 09/17/2004 17)
Reported: 12/31/2004 12:57:20 PM 12:57
Posted: 1/19/2005
Location: Gatesville, NC
Shape: Oval
Duration:5 seconds
Smooth oval with indistinguishable darker area around center, silvery color, disappeared in a split-second.

I live in a rural area of coastal N. C.. Hurricane Ivan had just passed our area. It was late afternoon and a large part of the sky was clear blue. After a hurricane the clouds are lied up picturesquely. I happened to look up because of the beauty of the clear blue sky color, and out of the corner of my eye I noticed a craft moving very slowly northward. It had no wings, no lights, but appeared to be a smooth oval except for an indistinguishable darker area around center - horizontally. It semed to be about the height of the cloud bases. The color was silver or white reflecting the color of the sky. I watched it saunter along for a few minutes, I turned my head, and when I turned back It had disappeared. As slow as it was moving, it couldn't reach the nearest cloud in the area in that split second of time. --- ss