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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/5/1999 03:00 (Entered as : 5/5/99 03:00)
Reported: 1/29/2000 18:52
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Boston, MA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 min
star like object getting brighter and brighter and then moving slowly out of sight

I went up on the roof of my Chinatown apartment at 3 am. It seemed to be cloudy as only two stars could be seen, one almost diretly overhead and a very bright one in the ssw sky at aprox. 40 degrees above the horiz. I was looking at what I thought was this star in the southern sky when it quickly doubled it's brightness and seemed to get a bit bigger too, this happened again, and then again, until it seemed to have rays of light coming off of it as one might draw a star. I ran down stairs to get my roomate and brought her up on the roof within a few minutes. I pointed to it and told her what happened. It began to move slowly toward the east and was soon obscurred by a building. She insisted it was a plane. We both went inside at this point and went to bed.