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Occurred : 10/16/2011 21:30 (Entered as : 10/16/11 9:30)
Reported: 10/17/2011 8:03:32 PM 20:03
Posted: 10/19/2011
Location: Athens, GA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
Close bright light with hovering trajectory in Athens, GA.

We saw a light emitting the same luminosity as a bright star, only slightly bigger than the biggest star visible on a clear night and with a very subtle yellowish hue.

The flying object passed across the sky with passenger planes behind it and the rate at which it flew and lack of flashing lights is what gained our attention.

Farther above and in the distance were passenger planes, giving us a frame of reference. It seemed to be much closer yet flying much slower than the passenger planes and it was maintaining its flight trajectory. Its flight pattern seemed to be a linear hovering rather than conventional flight movement. The event duration was conducive upon the obstructed visibility of the tree line.