|Occurred : 6/4/2009 22:30 (Entered as : 06/04/09 22:30)
Reported: 6/17/2009 10:15:05 AM 10:15
Location: Chattanooga, TN
|Silent blue light and motionless white light seen in sky over Chattanooga
Two neighbors and I were sitting on the porch enjoying the cool night breeze. We were all talking when I noticed a bright white light in the sky straight ahead of my line of sight (in the direction of the Tennessee River). At first I dismissed it as a helicopter. In that general direction is Erlanger Medical and the Life Force helicopter is not an unusual occurrence. I watched this for a few minutes without comment. Then a second, much brighter round blue light approached slowly from further away to come close to the stationary white light.
I said “what is that?” My neighbors stopped talking and turned around to look up at the two lights. We were all on our feet at this point, talking about how strange the blue light was. It moved like a slow helicopter with an atypical light, yet it was totally silent. The helicopters that fly around this area are never silent. Also, there wasn’t any traffic that night. It was quiet out and we couldn’t hear engine sounds.
The white light winked out after six or seven minutes and the blue light flew away in the direction of North Chattanooga until it was gone. Roughly a minute later it flew back in our direction, performing a few maneuvers. I made an offhand comment that if anything ‘came out’ of the light we should all hightail it indoors and lay low. The blue light headed off again across the river until it was out of sight.
I’m not sure what to make of this sighting. We have helicopters, a major airport in Brainerd, and the Riverbend Festival was still going on at Ross’s Landing. Nothing matches what we saw. The light was too back and forth to be a plane and too quiet to be a helicopter. And nothing at Riverbend is an airborne attraction. What is most profound to me, and my neighbors as well, was the eerie quality of that blue light.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))