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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/7/2005 21:45 (Entered as : 05/07/105 21:45)
Reported: 5/7/2005 9:35:04 PM 21:35
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Johnson City, TN
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 20 seconds
Very bright object in sky.

I was on my back porch and looked up and saw a bright object in the sky. At first I thought it was an airplane cause we are close to the airport and they turn their lights on when approaching the airport.

When I realized it wasn't an airplane I thought maybe it was a shooting star. It was very bright and lit up the sky. But what was so strange is, it was coming down (it was very high in the sky) at a high rate of speed then suddenly slowed down and took a left turn and then became a very faint light and then disappeared.

I sat and thought about it for a while to be sure it wasn't a plane and realized that it couldn't have been. The way it turned and the way it was coming down, there is no way a plane can move like that. It was very strange and very surreal feeling to have witnessed something like that.

I was thinking maybe some government had something entering the earths atmosphere. Like a satellite or something. Because that is what it looked like something entering the atmosphere and turning and flying away.

((NUFORC Note: Please see other report from Pennsylvania for a sighting at the same time on this date. PD))