Name: Hal T
Date of Sighting: June 7th 2010, 10:30pm to 11:19pm
Location of Sighting: Alpharetta, GA,USA, NW of hgwy140N
Shape(s) of UFO(s): round with star like brightness
Size(s) of UFO(s): 24 font size “o” in the sky.
Color(s) of UFO(s): Red tinted star light
Number of UFO(s): 1
Distance of UFO(s) in sky: a few inches above the tree line, low on the horizon
Direction of Travel for UFO(s): Zero Motion
Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): if “O” represented the size; 8 font size to a bright star compared to the object would be 24 font size
Further Description of Sighting: Starting at 10:30PM, on June 7th 2010 in Alpharetta, GA, two of us residents spotted a bright, red star in the NW direction. The object was apparently a star: it shined, was a round dot, and did not move at all. Unlike other stars, it had a slight red tint, prompting us to think it’s Mars, but it wasn’t.
It shone brighter than any other star considerably, making us think it may be the north star, which it was nowhere near. It was at least ten times as bright as the north star. It also twinkled like a star, no apparent rhythm, but was brighter. Through binoculars, it looked jut like a star, but a lot larger.
We thought it may be a close satellite or the ISS, but it was not moving. We watched it for about 45 minutes, from three different locations, and kept it in constant sight for half an hour uninterrupted. Aside from being low on the horizon NW, very bright, and slightly red tinted, it looked and acted just like a star.
We have 5 minutes of footage, though it is just a barely discernible dot on the horizon due to the darkness and camera. We left as it wasn’t moving, and we thought we could go to a higher vantage point with a better camera. One of us forgot a blanket at one of the locations we spent the most time in, and when we went back to get it, it was completely gone.
There was no trace of it, the patch of sky it occupied was now blank. With this, we were both lead to the conclusion that this unmoving object was no plane, heli, or satellite, and since it disappeared, it was no celestial body. We realized we forgot the blanket no more than a minute after we left, and it was completely gone when we came back.
If it were a very slow moving object, leading us to perceive it as stationary, it could not have moved enough to disappear from our line of sight in one minute. My biggest regret is I missed the disappearing act while trying to get a better vantage point ;(