Georgia witnesses at two locations reported a "green, luminous object" that may have moved to the ground level on January 20, 2013, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The first witness was driving northbound along I-75 near Calhoun, Gordon County, about 4 a.m. on January 20, 2013, in Case 45347.
"With the exception of a car in front of me the road was empty," the witness stated. "Then a very bright green object just appeared in the sky ahead of me. It wasn't flying in a path. It just appeared, and then sort of dropped on an angle, but you can tell it was a path to the ground and then it disappeared under the tree line. I was able to see enough detail that it appeared to be a ship."
The object did not appear to be a known aircraft.
"I know this is crazy but it reminded me of those fighter type ships you see in Star Wars. This was no airplane, no balloon and the green light coming from it was just a very bright fluorescent green light that lit up the sky. The entire time couldn't have been more than 15 seconds, but it was clear. I was wide awake and I'll never forget it."
As the object appeared to move toward the ground level, the car in front turned off at Gordon Rest Stop, and the witness followed in the hopes of speaking to the driver.
"I parked next to the other vehicle and as he got out, I said, 'Did you see that?' He confirmed and said, 'What was that?' I said that was a UFO, I'm not crazy, right? He said it caught him off guard and he didn't get a good look at it but knew it wasn't normal. While he didn't get a great look at it, I did, and he confirmed to me I wasn't crazy. I saw a very good shape of it. I can draw and send you a picture of what I believe I saw if you'd like. As I drove off, the next exit was Calhoun, GA."
The witness did not get the other driver's name or contact information. No images or videos were included with the report, which was filed on January 21, 2013.
In a second report, another witness in Cobb County, GA, saw a similar object while looking out a window facing south about 6:40 p.m. in Case 45351.
"I saw a bright white/green light in the east and that was moving in my direction and I had a feeling about it," the witness stated. "It just didn't seem like a typical plane."
The witness described the object's movement.
"I noticed it stop getting closer for a few seconds, appearing to just hang in the sky just over the trees. It then abruptly yet so smoothly turned to the south and then again back to the west towards me. It looked very strange so I decided to take snap a picture of it and my jaw dropped!"
The above quotes were edited for clarity.
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Georgia is a current UFO ALERT 4 rating, with a higher than average number of UFO sightings nationally. Georgia had 20 reports in December 2012 - the 6th highest reporting state while California had 75 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page.
Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Georgia MUFON State Director Ralph Howard investigates and reports back on these cases, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.