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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/4/2008 22:30 (Entered as : 07/04/08 10:30)
Reported: 7/6/2008 6:09:39 PM 18:09
Location: Oak Grove, NC
Duration: 5 sec
Characteristics: The object left a trail
|Pulsing object covering great distance in approx. 4 seconds.
This event occurred at approx. 10:30 pm on the evening of the 4th.
My wife and I stepped outside the cabin for a cigarette. We were observing a very clear night sky. We saw a few aircraft flying over as evident by the flashing lights on them. Just above the tree line we both noticed a pulsing light. We both yelled at the same time, “You see that!” The light pulsed a brilliant white as it.for lack of a better word….zipped, raced, moved EXTREMELY fast across the sky. The object was moving so fast it left a light trail behind it each time it pulsed this brilliant white.
I began to explain that it could not have been a satellite as they move relatively slow across the sky, and one just happened over that I pointed out to her.
Given the 180 degrees from horizon to horizon I extrapolated that the object covered approx. 110 degrees, in our sight line, in 4 seconds. Each pulse of light seemed to be about a second apart as well.
We have NEVER seen anything we could not explain away. This dumfounded us both! Needless to say, we had a very difficult time sleeping that night after what we saw.
I took a photograph of the tree line and the area of visibility between the clear area of observation. I will try to include the photo with some drawn lines on it to show a representation of what we saw. The object was not directly over the trees. I tried to recall my days of being a meteorologist for the Navy in judging distance and altitude. Not really certain about distance from us. but to wager a guess..heck, I don’t know. It was distant…could have been 5 mi, could have been 8?? The altitude…again, not certain, perhaps 1000-1500ft.
Oh, we were in Oak Grove, NC on vacation, just 10 or so miles N of Franklin, NC.