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Occurred : 10/13/2011 01:36 (Entered as : 10/13/11 01:36 AM)
Reported: 10/16/2011 4:10:33 PM 16:10
Posted: 10/19/2011
Location: Norman, OK
Shape: Oval
Duration:2 min
Yellowish center middle orange with a outter red glow sphere

On October the 16th, 2011, at 01:36, I got up from my computer and when out back to smoke a cigarette. The back of my house points to the north. I turned to my east (right) to look at the stars like I usually do, and saw a fast moving object come into view. It came in like a meteorite, but slowed down to the speeds of a helicopter at about 145-165 mph. It kept horizontal from south to north.

From where I was the object was a quarter of the size of the moon (5x time bigger than the north star). It was yellow in the center to orange with a outer glow of red. The object was about 1000-1500 ft in altitude and was about half mile to mile out. The object was about 60 degrees from my location.

I realized that what I saw was something that I have not seen before. I knew that this was not normal.

I went to the back door to call my wife outside to come and look at it. She got up fast and came to the back yard with me. As I turned back to show her the object it had moved roughly 10+ miles to the north in the time frame of 7 to 8 sec. and disappeared.

I was in the Marine Corps for 6 years, and was Medically Retired. I worked on CH-46 as a Hydraulics/airframe (MOS6152). I also got time to work on CH-53, and Cobras. As I served I was also a volunteer firefighter for 3 years. I was stationed in New River, NC. very close to Cherry Point Marine airbase. While in I have seen my fair share of aircraft. I know that what i saw was nothing like what I have ever seen before.

The weather outside was Temperature 61°F / 16°C, Dew point 45°F / 7°C, Humidity 55%, Pressure 30.06 in(1018 mb), Winds NE 8.1 mph (NE 13 kph), Precip none, Visibility 10SM.