UFO Sighting in Lithonia, Georgia

Sighting Basics

Case Number 83180
Date of the Sighting 2017-04-09 20:15
Date Submitted 2017-04-17 12:58 (Reported 7 Days Later)
Time Zone America/New York
Source MUFON
Summary Large black object high in sky before sundown
Tags photo video ufo

Sighting Location

City Lithonia
Region Georgia
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 30038
Latitude 33.70150
Longitude -84.17242
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Photos, Videos and Media

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Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Over One Mile
Alititude Over 500 Feet (no cloudcover)
Sighting Duration 00:20:00
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Stationary
Object Shape Unknown

Weather Details

Max Temp 76°F / 24°C
Mean Temp 57°F / 14°C
Min Temp 38°F / 3°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Min Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Conditions No Abnormal Weather Conditions

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 1527 other sightings in Georgia
• There have been 3 other sightings in Lithonia
• There have been no other sightings in the postal code 30038
• There have been 393 other sightings near Lithonia
• There were no other sightings in or near Lithonia on 2017-04-09

Sighting Details

My husband, 2 young children and i were driving down the highway just before sunset on 4/9/17 when i noticed a large, stationary object in the sky about cloud level. it was oblong/spherical in shape and it didn’t seem to move or change in size as we drove towards the city. it didn’t ever move or diappear, but as the sun went down i could not see it anymore, so i’m not sure how long it was there for. it was easily viewable and hard to miss. when i first saw it, i thought it must be a blimp or dark cloud, but then realized it didn’t look like either of those things. i viewed it for approximately 15-20 minutes.

I would say before it got too dark to see anymore. it seemed too large to be a helicopter/blimp/airplane and did not seem to move like a familiar aircraft would have. it was noticably darker in color and more opaque than the surrounding clouds and appeared to have a definite shape. i took out my phone and began to film it and took photos since i thought it was very strange. my husband also could not readily explain what we were seeing. i haven’t found any reports of others having the same sighting, so i thought i should submit the video/image to mufon for further review.

I tend to be an occums razor pragmatist with these types of things, but haven’t been able to make sense of what this could be. i feel that there may be a likely answer that is not extraterrestrial of what this could be, but it was just strange enough for me to want to document this and find some answers.

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