|Occurred : 5/24/2007 22:00 (Entered as : 05/24/07 22:00)
Reported: 7/25/2007 9:54:37 PM 21:54
Location: Johnson City, TN
|Strange object in the night sky over Johnson City, Tennessee
While out with a couple of friends having dinner on 5/24/07, I saw something very strange in the sky over Johnson City, Tennessee. We were sitting on the patio of the restaurant and I happened to look up at the sky and see what initially looked like a commercial jet's landing lights turn out. As it got closer it all of the sudden got very bright and increased in size dramatically. I would guess that the object was about 15,000 feet in altitude when I first saw it, but it's hard to tell when you don't know the size of the object. Anyway, after about 5 seconds at its brightest and biggest point, it immediately shot straight into the sky at an incredible rate of speed until it was merely a pinpoint of light about the size of a very distant star. It continued to move slowly at that point until it was out of view completely. I barely had time to mention it to my friends before it was too small to see, so as far as I know there were no other witnesses near me. I did not notice any other lights on the object and am quite certain that it was not an airplane, and it certainly moved faster and in a way that I've never seen a traditional aircraft move. All I had available to me was a camera phone and knew that it would not capture anything useful.
I have no doubt that I saw something amazing and beyond the norm. Truly remarkable.