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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/24/2002 16:00 (Entered as : 02/24/02 16:00)
Reported: 2/24/2002 7:22:31 PM 19:22
Posted: 3/19/2002
Location: Marion County, AL
Shape: Other
Duration: 1 min
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Batton shaped object observed in Marion Co. Alabama changing direction in flight.

Me and my Brother, whom wish to remain anonomous, were fishing in Marion Co. Al.

I was looking up at a small cesna which had flown over several times when my brother said what is that. I replied just a plane. He responded "No That!" Looking directly above us We saw a batton shaped object flipping end over end out of control. It looked like two spheres attached to a long cylinder. It was high altitude but appeared to be slightly larger than a jet linner. It was moving west to east. My first impression was that it was some sort of satelite or space junk falling back to earth. But then it stopped in mid stream, still flipping, and made a hard 90 degree turn to the south and vanished out of view.