|Occurred : 11/22/2013 22:45 (Entered as : 11/22/2013 22:45)
Reported: 12/9/2013 2:32:03 PM 14:32
Location: Rome, GA
|Video taped a large multi-colored lighted object in the sky below Orion.
On the evening of November 22, 2013 at approximately 10:45pm I arrived home late from work. I live in Rome Georgia (45 mins North of Atlanta). My home is located on top of Mt. Alto. A small (3000ft approx) mountain. Two lane road with houses on both sides of the road. Very nice views north or south. As I was getting out of my truck I noticed what appeared to be a very bright star - but it looked "too close" to truly be a star. Plus it was blinking like planets blink. Sort of changing colors white-red-yellow but only slightly. The changes were not extremely noticeable. It was just twinkling - but again it looked too close and too bright to be a star. It was about approx 35 degrees or so up in the sky. Orion was up as well as the north star. The object was below Orions foot and to the left of the North Star. It was an extremely cold and clear night. No clouds whatsoever. I decided to go get a pair of my binoculars - but could only find a! pair of my kids - which are basically just toys. It actually made my view worse. I decided to see what my phone would do. I put it on video (Droid Razr Maxx) - Immediately I saw a distinct shape and set of lights in a row. Looked like the classic saucer shape lights in a line. I videod it like this for about 20 seconds or so and then zoomed in. Once I zoomed in - it was incredible. The object is HUGE. Dozens of lights blinking - some random and some in a definite pattern. The object then appeared to be cigar shaped with what appears to be a tall tail or fin on the far right side. Lights would appear all along the object in different colors - red,green,white,yellow and in many different places along the object (in a line in front - and randomly through the center and then again in a line on the tail/fin). It appears to be just MASSIVE. I can only slightly make out the shape - but the lights are very obvious. It sat in the sky for at least 4 or 5 hours. The obje! ct never moved in a traditional sense. Once while videoing it! with my camera it shifted up in the sky about an inch or more INSTANTLY. Also it moved four or five inches to the right in the sky one time and then back left - both times the movement was so fast it was almost like it just "appeared" in the new spot. I did not catch the right left movement on camera as I was changing the batteries. I videoed it for about 20+ mins on my regular video camera as well as my phone. My wife came outside and watched it with me. But it was late - after 11pm by this time and extremely cold. I also noticed an unusual amount of static electricity in my house later that evening - that I have never noticed before and have not experienced since. I have looked each night since the sighting but have not seen it appear again. The object would easily be confused as a star to the naked eye. I have a large amount of video of this object and as of the typing of this report I have turned the video in to MUFON and this organization for further investiga! tion!