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Occurred : 4/17/2009 06:22 (Entered as : 04/17/09 6:22)
Reported: 4/17/2009 4:06:26 PM 16:06
Posted: 5/12/2009
Location: Maryville, TN
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
Bright white dot hovers in sky, quickly drops down, then shoots up and disappears leaving a copper streak

Driving to work in Maryville, TN, I pass through the mountains. The sky is always filled with stars and I observe them as I drive. My manufacturing business is very close to an airport so when I saw the object which appeared as a very bright single dot, I assumed it was an airplane. However, the bright white dot never moved. The dot seemed to hover in place and then suddenly the dot appeared to fall downward then, as fast as it fell, it shot straight up and disappeared leaving a copper streak in the sky. I immediately called my husband whom was also on his way to work. He was in Knoxville, TN which is 30 minutes from Maryville. I proceeded to tell him about what I had seen. Shockingly, he was just as surprised as I was and told me he saw it too! He described the exact details as I have provided above.