Published: 3:35 PM 2/22/2013
Lewisburg, Tennessee - 02-14-13
I saw a large white light appearing to come out of the atmosphere and changing directions.
I was driving South on US 431 at approximately 10:24 p.m. between Petersburg and Belfast in Marshall County, Tennessee.
A large white light came directly straight down from the sky appearing to come out of the atmosphere. At first I leaned forward in the seat as I was watching this out of the windshield of the car while driving, and at first I thought it was just a shooting star.
Then it came to a complete stop for approximately 1/2 second to 1 second changing directions traveling directly South and was out of sight within another second. The entire event only lasted 3-5 seconds.
Also after the event was over ,.I thought about what I observed just a few months ago. I saw a shooting star no more than 6 months ago driving East on SR 373 in Marshall County as well and the size or the brightness had no comparison to what I saw tonight.
The white light was so bright I can only compare it to a spotlight but it didn't have the blinding effect, it was so beautiful.
The size of the white light appeared to be about 100 times larger than the size of a star you would see in the evening sky or a blinking light from a commercial aircraft.
I listed the shape as unknown, but just like looking at any light or a star it appeared to be sphere-shaped.
Reported by: Law Enforcement Officer