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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/15/1997 23:00 (Entered as : 07/0?/1997 23:00)
Reported: 5/2/2011 1:08:50 PM 13:08
Posted: 5/2/2011
Location: Asheville, NC
Shape: Sphere
Duration:+/- 1minute
Figure eight flying light over Asheville

As I was leaving work I was driving the stretch of highway between Oteen and Swannanoa headed home. I was the only car on the road for the time. I noticed movement in the sky, so I slowed down to get a better look. I saw what I first thought could have been an low flying airplane or a helicopter, then my view was obstructed by some trees hanging off a cliff where the road curves around.

As I rounded the curve I looked back at the object and noticed that it was moving in a figure eight pattern. I slowed even more to get an even better look at it. Then it took off in a streak of light at an angle but upwards into space.

The object was too far for me to make out any details, but it emitted a brilliant white light. I would say that it was spherical or circular in shape from the shape of the light I saw.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))