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Occurred : 2/24/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 2/24/2004 21:00)
Reported: 6/13/2008 11:00:26 PM 23:00
Posted: 7/5/2008
Location: Gaffney, SC
Shape: Other
Duration:5 minutes
Gaffney SC Report. Bright Light With Sparks

Time was 8:30-9:30pm not sure as we just arrived home from shopping in Shelby NC.

I was standing at the edge of my property looking at what I thought was Venus. It was stationary for some time but, started moving. It appeared to start moving very slowly and appeared as just a large star. As it moved closer it emitted large sparks. I would estimate it about the size of a car. I couldn't make out any distinguishing features only that it was a yellowish/white color light ball. It was about 50ft high in the air and wobbled back and forth a bit.

At first glance I thought it was a helicopter with problems but, as it became closer it was apparent it was not such a craft because it had no noise nor as big as a helicopter. It sped up by the time it reached the other side of the property and made a directional turn northwards. The sparking was occasional and rained down on the trees below.

My parents were also witnesses to this event.

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate, although the witness does not indicate that fact. PD))