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Occurred : 5/23/2008 02:15 (Entered as : 5/23/08 2:15)
Reported: 5/25/2008 10:06:48 PM 22:06
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Athens, AL
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
Bright light appearing over Athens, Alabama and then winked out

On above date and time, my wife and I were standing on the back porch smoking. We were facing due south and the sky was clear and the Moon and Mars were brightly visible. Suddenly a bright light appeared in the sky, about a palms width east of the Moon and Mars. It was traveling slowly in a easterly direction. I could barely make out a saucer shape on the rt. side of the light. The light was about one and a half times the brightness of the moon. Suddenly the object took off so fast that it appeared to wink out. It was a very quiet night and there was no sound of any aircraft at the time. My wife is a RN and I am a retired Police Officer. I am 65 and this is not the first time we have witnessed a unexplained sighting. This one was not very dramatic compared to what I've seen before. Just curious if anyone else might have reported something that night.