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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/16/2004 12:00 (Entered as : 12/16/1904 12:00)
Reported: 12/20/2004 12:38:45 PM 12:38
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Anderson, SC
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 5 minutes
Silver cigar shaped object with no wings that stopped and changed direction in mid-air

Heading North on I-85 in Anderson County (near the Channel 4 Doppler Radar tower) I noticed a silver cigar shaped object in the North-Eastern sky (which was to my right while driving). There were a few cirrus clouds and mostly sunny. The object appeared to be moving North and I was gaining on it slightly. Then it started to turn slowly towards the West then South West and crossed over the interstate in front of me. I looked closely for wings but never spotted any even while it was turning. The sun reflected off the object. It finally came to a complete stop to my left. I stopped my car and watched it for several minutes. Finally, it started moving again in a South-South Western direction as if it were headed towards the mountains of GA. It took the object only about 20 seconds to go from it's stopped position to a small dot in the sky. I can only speculate at the distance. From where I was standing/driving the object appeared to be the size of my pinky fingernail. It was long and slinder but slightly oval. Clearly not a plane (no wings), not a balloon (too slinder and metalic-like). It had almost a chrome finish. I heard no sounds. It didn't change color only reflected the sunlight. No flashing lights. It traveled away until it became almost to difficult to find in the sky. The object left no trail.