Published: 8:12 AM 9/6/2013
Cottontown, Tennessee - 08-24-13
Shape: Disk - Duration: 90 minutes
Domed-shaped saucer took 1 hr. and 30 minutes to move across the sky.
I walked out on my back porch to smoke a cigarette and noticed a bright light through the only tree in my yard toward the east.
I didnít think too much of it; just figured it was the moon or a plane. I finished smoking and turned to walk back in, but it caught my eye again; only this time it was a little higher through the tree. I really didnít want to be too curious knowing I had to get up at 6:00 AM to go to work, but I had to see what it was because I knew a plane should have already been past. It was just moving too slowly.
I walked to the end of my porch and could see it through the very end of the branches; it appeared to be moving, but I just told myself it was probably a breeze moving the leaves.
I focused on several different leaves and none of them were moving. I went out to my shed and propped myself against it and lined the object up with the corner of the building and saw then it was moving without a doubt.
So I went in, grabbed my long range rifle with a very high quality scope and bipod because it looked like a very bright star, but it was just too bigto be a star.
When I set the rifle up and zoomed in as far as I could I could see it wasnít a star at all. I could see a clear shape of the object and what really stood out was 3 short black lines about 1/4 the way up on the craft from the bottom.
It was saucer-shaped up to these lines and domed shape above them. The color would be light, I guess I have never seen anything like it in my life. The whole object was bright white like it was being illuminated from the inside. That's the only way I know how to describe it.
I canít explain how the three black lines stood out so much on something that bright. I guess the eye relief on the scope really helped.
I could see the object was moving almost like a car would if you popped the clutch. Then it would stabilize and not move any; then do the same thing. It looked very deliberate, but not like you would think anything functioning correctly would.
It would move west every time. And through the scope it sometimes would fall out of the routine like a stalled plane would do. I went and woke my wife; she watched it a while then became concerned and wouldn't come back out. It was very high.
I watched it for about an hour moving sporadically, but still maintaining its westerly course. Then it stopped and Iím not sure if it turned or what, but it looked like a cube just kind of all of a sudden.
It stayed like this for probably ten minutes and never moved an inch.
I was beginning to wonder what was going on. I thought I was losing it, but a very light purple cloud formed under the cube, I guess it had to be exhaust. I guess it rotated or something, but I could see the original shape once more; only the upper part of the craft was very light purple color.
It kept moving westward very slowly then just vanished. There wasnít a cloud in the sky and I never saw it again. I donít understand what all I saw, but the movements were too deliberate to be natural.
The light it was putting off was very bright; I canít understand how the whole object was that bright. To the naked eye it looked like a huge, very bright star, but that scope told me a different story and I wish I could comprehend what I saw.
Thatís the best I know how to explain it. I've never seen anything similar in my life. It is what it is. What that is. Heck if I know.