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Occurred : 8/14/1984 02:00 (Entered as : 08/14/84 02:00)
Reported: 8/9/1999 03:59
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Dorset coast (UK/England),
Shape: Light
Duration:aprox 30 min
While sailing of the Dorset coast on a NE course towards Portland Bill, I saw a light in the sky that I can't explaine

The object was a dot of light, similar to a star or a satelight, but could not have been either. Stars do not move arround as this did and, satelights hold a steady course. Ionly noticed this point of light becauseits behaviour was very unusual. It was able to move at great speed from a standing start and then stop abruptly. No speeding up or slowing down. It did this aeveral times, in random directions over both land and sea . There was one other witness, a woman I am no longer in contact with. I think she was a primary school teacher from New Zealand. She hadn't been on a yacht at sea befor she was helping me on my watch, I was telling her about stars and satelights to calm her nerves, which was how we came to notice it. I am not sure of the duration of time we could see it because a fleet of trawlers arrived and I had to consentrate on sailing by them. When I looked afterwards it was gone The boats name was ((name of boat deleted)) she was registered in London, I wrote the sighting down in the log book. No one Ihave asked has any suggestions what it could have been. I have not seen another UFO before or since.