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Occurred : 9/17/2008 23:00 (Entered as : 09/17/2008 23:00)
Reported: 9/17/2008 8:28:29 PM 20:28
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Gainesville, GA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 - 10 Seconds
Large bright white ball of light flying through local area.

I was taking a walk in my neighborhood and looked into the sky and saw a rather large bright ball of light. The ball of light was moving slowly through the clear night sky at about the speed and height you would see a normal aircraft move. The ball only stayed at this speed for a few seconds and began to accelerate and instantly shot off and disappeared into the night sky.

There were no clouds in the area for the light to go behind and there was no mistaking this for an airplane. Like I said the movement the ball made when it disappeared into the sky was instantaneous.

I proceeded to call a friend five to ten minutes later when I reached my house and decided to walk back outside.

Just as I was describing the ball of light over the phone it returned with the great speed it had left with.

The ball of light had shot back into the nearby sky and began to hover for a few moments in a circular motion. I then grew tired and watching the object and went inside to report the sighting.

I am 21 years old and a junior in college and have lived in this neighborhood for almost my entire life.