In 1978 I was 10 years old and living in secluded wooded area on the outskirts of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. I had just got home with my parents from a school board meeting. I belive it was in October but it may have been later in the year. I remember it being cold. We got home around 10 pm.
As soon as we got out of the car my Mom pointed up in the sky and asked “What is that?” Dad and I looked up and saw a large object (around 100 feet long and 30 to 40 feet wide) slowly gliding across the sky above our house. It made no noise at all, and had two large bright white lights at the front of the craft. It was bullet shaped, larger and rounder at the front, slimed slightly and curved out about 10 feet in the back. The very end was vertically flat. The lights in front were the only lights we could see. The entire craft was a dark gray.
As we watched my Mom told me to go in the house and call my aunt who lived close to us and see if she could see it too. When I picked up the phone it had no dial tone. I hung up and tried again and there was still no dial tone.
I went back outside and we watched the craft glide out of sight over the treetops. My parents and I went into the house and found the phone was working fine. (This was a time when phone lines were strung between poles instead of being buried.)
The entire sighting lasted about 3 minutes.