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Occurred : 4/9/2004 14:03 (Entered as : 04/09/04 14:03)
Reported: 7/16/2006 11:56:18 AM 11:56
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:13 minutes
Spotted a cylindrical cloud behaving contrary to laws of physics at 2 PM. Took 7 very good photos.

Was in backyard taking photos of clouds and planes (my house in directly under the approach to the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta). I suddenly noticed a very peculiar looking to the East. It was a almost perfect elongated rectangle, about 10 times as long as it was wide, and it appeared like an iridesent cloud, but it's shape was not like any cloud I have ever seen or heard of , except possibly, the Pillar of cloud" that was credited with guiding the Hebrews out of Egypt about 3100 (?) years ago.

I managed to get 4 good photos of it before Itemporarily lost track of it.It was travelling in roughly a North to South-West direction at a liesurely pace. It's size, after reviewing my photos, appears to be about 4-500 feet long, maybe longer. It re-appeared about 10-11 minutes and I got to more photos of it as it was now going back to the North. although, it gave the general appearance of a cloud, it seemed to travel completely independently of any wind.

During the aforementioned 10-11 minutes after I initially lost sight of the "cylinder" , which was to my East, the sound of a jet airliner, headed South towards the Hartsfield-Jackson airport, suddenly caught my attention and I turned my camera to the South and snapped a picture of the airplane(a commercial airliner) just before it disappeared over the top of the gum tree in my front yard. This was exactly 1 minute and 19 seconds after I had taken my last previous shot of the "cylinder". After I downloaded my digital photos, I discovered that I had not only captured the airplane in the image , but, over near the left edge of the photo was the top half of the "cylinder" plainly visible and sticking up out of a bank of clouds. As a bonus, this image also included a "small" round and dark unidentified object as well as a brilliant sky-blue object spherical appearing object. Both of the objects were between the airplane and the "cylinder". I have attached two very good photos for your viewing.