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Occurred : 6/22/2008 21:00 (Entered as : 06/22/2008 21:00)
Reported: 6/28/2008 2:23:48 PM 14:23
Posted: 7/5/2008
Location: Palmersville, TN
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 minutes
We saw a burning object flying slowly through the air with no identifiable features.

On June 22nd, about 9pm, me, my father, and my girlfriend were outside of my house in Northwestern Tennessee when we saw a strange object in the sky. It was large, moving very slowly, and smoke was pouring from it. It was clearly on fire. I know it was huge because when you see something that size in the sky you can normally hear it. I could hear nothing. A few times I thought I could hear roaring, as in a great fire, but I think that was my imagination. It was probably in the sky for as many as five minutes. My mom also saw the object. We could not tell what the shape of the object was, the smoke and flickering flames obscured the shape.

It was clearly on fire on TOP of the object, that is, not the whole object was engulfed in flame, as I would imagine a meteor would be if it were reentering the atmosphere. Also, it was going very, very slowly to my eye. It was moving from left to right, probably Northwest to Northeast, if I know my directions in that area, which is likely that I don't but my parents can tell me for sure with a compass.

There was no discernible arc to the flight path. It disappeared behind the tree line after flying through the air.