July 27th 2004

Name: On file

Location: Cartersville, GA United States

Date: 7/27/04 Between 10-10:30 PM EST

Approach Direction: South

Departure Direction: West

Witness Direction: Southwest

Description: It was somewhere around 10 PM EST. I was laying outside in the grass waiting on a friend of mine to show up. While I was waiting, I looked up at the moon.(it was a full moon and it was fairly clear out) After looking at it for a second or two suddenly a bluish-white object appeared just below it. The object had two lights on either end and the object itself was circular in shape. A band of white/blue lights encirled the outside edge of the craft. It was roughly 1/2 to 3/4 of the apparent size of the full moon. This object literally appeared out of nowhere, without making any noise. There were no clouds it could have flown out from behind. It just materialized out of a blank patch of sky. It started moving westward at a fairly moderate speed. It was not going very rapidly nor extremely slowly either. There appeared to be a bluish trail behind it. It traveled about a distance as long as 3-4 full moons placed end on end. After it traveled this distance it suddenly disappeared.
There was a bluish blur as it left the sky suggesting that it sped away extrememly rapidly. The whole sighting lasted probably 10 seconds.

Color/Shape: The body of the craft itself appeared dark gray/possibly black. It was circular in shape. The two lights on either end of it were a bright bluisih-white. The light on the front end of the object was brighter than the one on the back. Around the edge of the craft was a band of blue lights. Another circle of blue lights were centered within that. Please note that these lights were not individual lights, but a ring of continous light encircling the edge. No sound was heard eminating from the craft.

Height & Speed: I have no idea at what altitude it was flying at, however due to that fact that I heard no sound coming from it, I am led to beleive it was fairly high. I can't give an accurate estimate of the speed it was traveling at.

Follow-up Information from Brian Vike:

Thank you for writing to us and sending in your report as it is much appreciated. I hope you won't mind answering a few question over what was witnessed. Also if you could add as much detail to the answers, plus add anything else you believe is important this would be great. Thank you.

» Hey, no problem. When I saw this I couldn't believe it and I had to tell someone who was involved with this kind of stuff.

Mike were the lights on the object flashing ?

» No, the lights remained the same magnitude of brightness the entire time.

As it moved across the sky, did it fly on a straight line, or flight path, or did it make any sudden maneuvers ?

» It's flight path stayed the same the entire time(a straight line)

Can you please describe the area in which you made the sighting. Is it near an airport? An Air Force Base? A military or research installation of any kind?

» The area I saw it in is basically a small suburban middle-class neighborhood surrounded by lots of old rural areas. Where I live is basically 30-4 NW of Atlanta. The only military stations I know of in the area are Fort Benning(which is a good 20 miles I believe, but I'm not 100% certain of this. There's also a Naval Air Base in Atlanta, but I don't know its location exactly.

Was the a trail or tail following behind that you noticed ?

»I do believe I saw a faint blue trail, but I'm not sure, my eyes were glued to the craft itself.

Seeing the object was so large, how far would you believe the object was away from your location ? (a guess)

» I really couldn't say. Maybe a mile? There's really no way to tell.

When it just disappeared, do you believe you lost sighting of it because the lights may have gone off, or did it actually vanish before you eyes. I ask because maybe the moon playing a roll in showing the outline of the object.

» It defiantly disappeared. The moon would have outlined it to some degree(the moon was very bright and its fairly clear out) As I stated before it could have possibly sped away at an extremely high speed, and only appeared to have disappear.

Did you happen to notice if there were any aircraft in the area at the time of the sighting, or just afterwards and following in the same direction the object left in ?

» There were no aircraft in the area, because after it vanished, I searched the sky looking for anything slightly resemble it and only saw stars(and the moon obviously)

As I mentioned above, if you can add anymore to this sighting this would be great.

» That's pretty much all I got. Thanks for your time and interest in my report.

[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up.]


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