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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 6/19/2010 03:00 (Entered as : 06/19/2010 3:00)
Reported: 8/12/2010 2:42:09 PM 14:42
Location: Bluff City, AR
Duration: 60 seconds
|Bright circular yellowish orange light moved closer and then flew up and away!
In the wee hours of the morning of June, 19th, 2010, my youngest son and I were sitting outside on the back porch at my Mothers house, in the small community of Bluff City, AR., about 20 miles NW of Camden, AR. It was around 3:30 am and my son and I were sitting outside visiting and talking. I happened to look up at the sky in front of us and I noticed a very bright yellowish orange light shining in the southern sky. My first thought was “satellite”, and to dismiss it, without calling attention to it. I glanced back at the sky and this light had grown a lot brighter and was also getting larger. This confused me and I turned to mention it to my son when he said “hey Mom! Look at that light!”. I was about to tell him it was most likely a satellite when I saw that it had grown much larger (closer?), and brighter and was now not very far above the treetops. We both sat there with our breath held and our mouths wide open watching this strange spectacle.
Suddenly, the light no longer seemed to be moving, but hovered for a second above the treetops, and then it suddenly veered up and off towards the east and before either of us could say “did you see that?!?!?” it had totally disappeared! We just stared at each other and I asked him…”uhm, did you see that?” Hmmm…that star moved up and away…fast!”. He asked me if I thought that was the definition of a “UFO”… We decided that it was most definitely unidentified, was an object, and flew away very fast! Had my son not witnessed it as well, I would never have said anything about it. Ever! I would love to explain it away by calling it a shooting star, but in my experience, shooting stars streak across and d o w n the night sky, not u p the night sky. I am now attempting to convince myself that perhaps it was a new aircraft being tested at the AFB in Shreveport, LA., although it made n o sound at all! Today, just for fun, I thought I would do a “Google search” to see if maybe there were comets or meteors or something reported around the same time that my son and I saw this interesting, for lack of a better word, Object! This is how I discovered this site.
I have a background in family practice nursing and my son will be a JR. in High School this year.