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Occurred : 12/15/1998 22:30 (Entered as : 12/15/98 22:30)
Reported: 5/16/2000 20:03
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Hinton, WV
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Two lights at extremely high altitude and speed, travelling parallel to each other, in an Westerly direction. They first appeared to be satellites. Until they made radical course corrections, not quite simultaneously.

The two lights were travelling at extremely high altitudes, (which meant they were quite large) and at a high rate of speed (much the same as satellites we've seen in the same area). We thought they were satellites until they made course changes, one first, then the other following. We had the impression one was trying to evade the other ?? Suddenly, the light on the right sent a tremdously bright beam of light toward the other, an instant later it was returned. This continued for the entire time we watched before they went out of sight across the horizon. NOTE: In the time we lived in that area, there were NUMEROUS unexplained sightings (1997-1999). None were "up close and personal", always at a distance. There seems to be a unusual interest in that area ? We realize this report and the other submitted, mean very little in of themselves. However, we had no means or method to report them at the time (we just found your web site, new computer....). The bottom line of all of this is simply, there seems to be inordinate activity in the area, certainly by military aircraft, and by unidentifed lights as well. For what it's worth...