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Occurred : 3/1/1993 13:00 (Entered as : 03/01/1993 13:00)
Reported: 3/22/2009 4:33:26 PM 16:33
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 minutes
A silver orb seemed to hover and move in and out of the upper level of a large cumulus cloud.

When I was 7 or 8, I was very much into distance running. There was a 1.1 mile loop that I ran several times a week.

On a cool day sometime in the spring I was running up a large hill near a local middle school. I looked up at a large cumulus type cloud and noticed what looked like a tiny silver sphere hovering next to the upper right part of the cloud. It was very shiny, reflecting the sun like a car would on a sunny day.

I immediately stopped running and stared at this object trying to figure out what I was looking at. I could tell the cloud was moving slowly towards me, but the object seemed to remain stationary.

After a few moments the object moved to the left, appearing to go inside of the cloud. It stayed hidden for a few seconds, then moved right and again hovered in the same spot.

I watched it for a few moments, and it seemed to begin to move vertically very slowly. Then it again moved left into the cloud and didn't emerge for what felt like several minutes.

As I began to run again I looked up one last time and saw a brief glimpse of the object as it moved in and out out of the cloud on final time.


((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))