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Occurred : 12/13/2012 19:15 (Entered as : 12/13/12 19:15)
Reported: 12/14/2012 5:48:12 AM 05:48
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: Homewood, AL
Shape: Light
Duration:3 seconds
Unexplained single bright light passes overhead in Alabama suburban neighborhood.

This sounds a little implausible but obviously I am taking the time to report this, and may have been the only witness (also I have never seen a UFO before, although I once saw a satellite move across the sky late at night).

I was driving alone past a crowded mall last night about 7:15pm CST (right in front of the Brookwood Village Mall, just south of Birmingham in Homewood, Alabama)-hardly the place where one would expect to see a UFO. Being just before Christmas, there was a lot of light from passing vehicles and of course from the mall itself.

All of a sudden, I became aware of a single bright light passing rapidly overhead, directly over my car maybe 2-3,000 feet up or possibly higher than that, moving in the same direction as my car. As quickly as I saw it (I did NOT imagine a bright light moving overhead), it was gone, so it was moving quite fast. In all, the whole incident couldn't have lasted more than 3 seconds.

In my best judgment, no way that was a plane, a satellite, or even a reflection on my windshield, which was my first thought, since I plainly saw an isolated light up in the sky outside the car, and obviously very bright (like a ball of light) in order to show up over the ambient light from the mall and passing vehicles. I had the car windows rolled up, so I wasn't able to hear anything to be honest.

Since I live nearby, I know planes don't customarily fly over the Brookwood Village, much less that low, so that is obviously not a flight path. There is no way the light could have been from a military jet, a private jet or even a regular plane, since I would have noticed lights on its wings, or a blinking tail light etc. and again it was moving far too fast to be a plane. This was a SINGLE bright light (the color of a car headlamp) which was moving very rapidly.

I have no idea what it could have been, but thought you'd like to know. I started to call 911, but decided against it, so I don't know if anyone else has reported this.