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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/5/2008 22:30 (Entered as : 07/05/08 22:30)
Reported: 7/15/2008 3:55:09 PM 15:55
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Athens, GA
Shape: Light
Duration: 3-5 min
Characteristics: The object emitted other objects, The object changed color
I saw a silent orange/red pulsing light move across the sky slowly, hover, change color twice, and disgorge a smaller pulsing light.

I was working the Saturday night shift at the bar when a friend from the restaurant next door ran in and said that there was a ufo outside. He said he had seen the ufo for the last 4 nights. I was skeptical, but followed him out to the parking lot. In the sky to the southwest was a hazy ember-colored light moving slowly to the east. The light pulsed evey two seconds and was about the size of a pea held at arm's length. Two other restaurant workers joined us. We remained mostly silent in order to try to hear the object- at no point did we hear any sound. I tried to sight it on my camera phone but could not pick it up. After about a minute, the object turned white for about two seconds and then resumed its initial color. The light did not illuminate any structure such as wings or a gondola and never blinked. There was a fairly uniform overcast at about 2-3000 feet and at no point was the light obscured by the clouds. After moving east for a few minutes the object decelerated and hovered. At this point I called my wife and told her to look south. The light moved slightly to the north and then turned white again. A soon as it had turned white, a smaller orange/red evenly pulsing light dropped from the white light and descended at an even rate until it disappeared from view behind the treeline. About half a second after the small light disengaged from the larger one, the larger one vanished.