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Occurred : 8/27/2000 20:45 (Entered as : 8-27-00 20:45)
Reported: 8/27/2000 20:12
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Carbondale, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:20-30 seconds
Bright light moving across sky at very fast speed & very high alttitude

I had just walked outside to find my wife. She was sitting on the driveway & admiring the night sky. I had just sat down with her & looked up. Whne I did I saw a bright light almost directly overhead but it was moving at a very fast speed. I said to my wife look at that light it us really moving quickly. Since it was dark out it was difficult to determine its altittude but I would say it was extremely high up (maybe 50,000 ft or so). It traveled almost in a straight line moving west to east-southeast. The light was steady & did not flash as an airplane would. There wasn't any noise accompanying the movement. The sighting lasted approx. 20-30 seconds & the light dis-appeared as it moved towards the horizon/tree line of my neighborhood. My wife & I have seen many airplanes in our lifetime, but I can assure you that this was not any plane I have ever seen.. Maybe some type of secret millitary craft.. but certainly not a commercial craft..