|Occurred : 8/19/2010 20:10 (Entered as : 08/19/10 20:10)
Reported: 8/19/2010 9:37:28 PM 21:37
Location: Lakeland, TN
|Seemingly Motionless craft near Memphis, TN.
The Object that was observed was seen in the Western sky at a high altitude near Memphis, Tennessee. I had just finished mowing the lawn and was sitting on the back porch having a phone conversation with my Dad. It was quite bright and seemed to appear out of thin air. That portion of the sky was visible to me the entire time I was on the phone and the object was noticeable as soon as it appeared. The object seemed to stay in place, relatively motionless for the entire length of the sighting. Being unsure of what the object was I had my fifteen year old son come outside and take a look. He verified that the object seemed to be hovering in the same spot. At that time I called a friend who was working approximately 6 miles from my location. He proceeded outside and spotted the object from his location. At that time I went inside the house to get a pair of binoculars to try and get a better view. Being unable to locate my binoculars I utilized the clo! sest thing I had, which was a 12 power rifle scope (unattached from the firearm). With the aid of the scope I could make out what appeared to be faint red lights around the circumference of the object. We both observed the object for a period of approximately 45 minutes before it disappeared.
((NUFORC Note: Sighting of Venus, we suspect. PD))