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UFO Sighting Report - USA

July 8th 2005 : Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama A Perfectly Round Illuminated Object Above Witness

Date: July 8, 2005
Time: 12:23 a.m.

Location of Sighting: Southern section of Tuscaloosa County.
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Perfectly round.

Full Description of event/sighting: The reason for not reporting this to anyone for over a year is because I took it as a religious experience, rather than a UFO. I still favor this explanation, but it was "unidentifiable" to me.

It was a typical mid summer evening in Alabama. Warm, with a very clear starry sky. The temperature was normal, mid seventies if I recall. There was nothing unusual about the night.

Drugs, alcohol or mental imperfections played no part in what I saw. I am a respected, middle aged man in the community I've lived in all of my life. I've been happily married for 30 plus years and a Christian by faith.

I was watching TV this night as usual, and was ready to go to bed. I said my prayers of thanks to God as usual and began turning lights off in our living room. I went outside to our covered patio to be sure everything was secure out there (again, as usual) such as candles blown out, etc. I went out beyond our covered patio to our smaller, connected uncovered patio and began to stretch and yawn after a long day.

As I stretched I casually lifted my head to look at the stars in the sky. It was an unplanned move that just went with the comforting stretch. To my shocked amazement, directly above me in the star filled sky was a perfectly round, illuminated object. It's appearance was that like a full moon, but not as bright. It's distance away was impossible to estimate, but it's size was slightly smaller than a full moon appears to be in our sky. But our moon appears in our eastern sky, then moves across due west on the southern side of my house. I view it quite often, and am sure about this.

This object was on the northern side of my house and directly above me, making no sound what so ever. My neighborhood is away from city lights and sounds, and you could hear a pin drop at this time, as usual. Very, very quiet. It remained in the spot I first saw it for less than 5 seconds, before very slowly moving a distance about one and one half it's size to the west and slightly north, then totally fading away and out of sight, never making a sound.

I then went in my house and documented what I saw on paper. I advised my wife the following day and have shared it only with 2 or 3 of my closest friends. I've never referred to it as anything but a sign from God, just letting me know he had heard my prayers.

But it was a "unidentifiable moving object" in the sky. So this is my report, for what it's worth. My curiosity got the best of me, wondering if anyone else saw what I saw that night, or if anyone else has seen something like this ever before, or since.
Please let me know, sincerely.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research