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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/15/2000 21:30 (Entered as : 09/15/00 21:30)
Reported: 9/17/2000 11:32
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: East Springfield, PA
Shape: Light
Duration:app. 15 seconds
growing then shrinking light over lake erie,20 miles west of erie,pa.

on my way to work in erie and looked out over lake erie,clear skies over the lake,and saw this light. a little brighter than the other stars.then it actually grew in size to about the size of a arms was as bright as a headlight.then as fast as it had appeared it shrank and dimmed to nothing.and the strange thing is it was not moving at all!!i watched for aircraft blinking lights but none were there. just the stars in the sky.i see a lot of aircraft on my way to work,but this is one i really do not know how to explain.any one else in N.W. PA.see this??? (observed in the springfield township area)

((NUFORC Note Sighting may have been due to the flare from an Iridium satellite, but we have no explanation for why such a light would stop, if in fact that was the case. PD))