|Occurred : 1/30/2014 20:30 (Entered as : 01/30/14 20:30)
Reported: 1/31/2014 6:04:59 PM 18:04
Location: Maryville, TN
|Two bright red lights appeared from the west on a clear cold Thursday night just a couple of miles from my home.
I was driving south on US Hwy 411 about 8 miles north of the town of Maryville at about 8:30 pm when something caught my eye in the sky. Two bright red lights were just above the tree tops ahead and a little to the west of me. As I watched, they moved slowly from west to east pretty much maintaining level. I was traveling at about 40 mph and the road makes a slow arc to the east there and then a quick reverse S west and back due south. This put me almost directly behind the lights overhead.
The lights had disappeared behind the trees for a couple of seconds as I negotiated the curves going over a rise and into a dip before the road leveled out still heading south. The lights were moving south, too, but faster than I was moving. The sky was very dark, but I could just make out what appeared to be a dark boomerang shape with large red lights on each end. The shadowy shape was much thicker in the middle, where the sweep back of the shape originated, and tapered as it got to the ends. The lights were large, round, and intensely bright.
The closer they got the brighter they appeared. At the closest point to me, I would estimate the craft was about 100-120 yards long. If it was that long, it would be 30-50 ft thick at the center. As it continued south, I would estimate it to be couple of hundred feet off the ground as tree tops would obscure it as I would go into dips in the 2 lane highway.
I lost sight of it when I made a right turn and dropped into a dip. When I came out of the dip, I was able to catch sight of it only for a couple more seconds. As close as the lights were together then, I would guess it to be about three miles away and still just a few hundred feet off the ground. Another dip and I didn’t see it again.