What was in the air that day, so long ago? Was it a balloon, a flight of fancy, or just a cloud?
Whatever it was, it was written up by the US Air Force in 1965, on June 16....52 years ago. They said it was a satellite...of course they would
SMYRNA TENN; USAF (RETIRED) CAPTAIN. RATED USAF PILOT FOR 16 YEARS, AIRLINE PILOT FOR 5 YEARS. INTERVIEWED PRIVATELY.
OBSERVER WAS LYING IN HAMMOCK AND OBSERVED THE OBJECT PASS BY A VERY BRIGHT STAR THAT WAS LOCATED DIRECTLY OVERHEAD. THE OBJECT TRAVELED AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED ON A STRAIGHT SSW COURSE FOR 6 TO 7 MINUTES, WAS UNABLE TO ESTIMATE ALTITUDE, OBSERVER STATED THAT HE FELT THAT IT WAS A SATELLITE BUT LATER DECIDED TO REPORT IT DUE TO THE EXTREME BRIGHTNESS AND SPEED OF THE OBJECT. THE STAR IT PASSED WAS IN HIS OPINION THE BRIGHTEST IN THE SKY AND THE OBJECT WAS JUST AS BRIGHT BUT WITH NO EVIDENCE OF CONTRAILS OR STREAM AS SEEN WITH SHOOTING STARS, ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS WILL FOLLOW BY LTR AS INFO COLLECTED,