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Occurred : 5/21/2016 20:50 (Entered as : 05/21/2016 20:50)
Reported: 5/22/2016 5:36:53 AM 05:36
Posted: 5/26/2016
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 hour
Multiple UFO Sighting - Murfreesboro.

On 05-21-15 at 2050 hours, I observed multiple orange circular objects in the atmosphere traveling at high rate of speed, and what I judged to be 1000 feet or slightly more in elevation. The objects grabbed my attention because they appeared to be on fire, until I observed several more, consistently coming from the Northeast part of the sky, and flying over to the Southeast part of the sky crossing the full moon before dimming out.

I observed these objects from a residential area on the West side of Murfreesboro, TN, with one other witness. In addition, I could hear multiple other people in the area making noises every time the objects would fly over. I could not see those individuals, and did not make contact with them. The objects flew in a line formation, and then transitioned into a close triangle formation. They gained altitude extremely fast, which I was unable to judge the speed, and they slowed down at times to a near stop in the middle of the air after traveling extremely fast. Over a period of forty five minutes to an hour I observed twenty or more of these objects flying over the clear night sky. There was no sound, no visible beacon light, no visible wings, and no observed aircraft spotlight. The entire object was a bright orange, and no matter which direction it went it remained as such. There were two aircraft seen in the same area during the event one flying at or around the same altitude, and was clearly heard and known to be a plane with definable wings I could see with the moonlight, and beacon lights. The other was harder to hear and was flying what appeared to be higher than 30,000 feet, and I could see its beacon’s flashing. Neither of the two planes was flying in the manner in which the twenty or so objects were.

Originally, I suspected they were meteorites or asteroids because they appeared on fire. However, they slowed down changed formation dimmed out and then got brighter. They appeared to be in a controlled flight pattern.

I recorded video of this incident from the very first one I saw all the way until the last in two video segments. The video shows everything I have described, I zoomed in to 8.0 power for close ups of the objects, and I also caught the objects passing by the moon multiple times.

I contacted the Murfreesboro Police Department, and the dispatcher stated that there were no reports of any strange objects in the sky at the time I contacted them.