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Occurred : 9/15/2000 21:13 (Entered as : 09/15/00 21:13)
Reported: 9/17/2000 13:22
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Laurel, MD
Shape: Circle
Duration:30 seconds
Bright light suddenly shrinking to small and going out.

I had stepped outside to get some fresh air and noticed in the northern sky at a 45 degree angle a bright white light. The light was steady and I thought as usual it was a plane from Balt-Wash Int. Airport. So as I was going inside the house I looked again and the light had not moved in 15 seconds. As I watched in amazement, the light suddenly became smaller and smaller, and suddenly as if a light switch was pulled, went out completely. What kind of scares me is that someone else sent in a sighting to you 1 year and 1 day ago, and the address is right down the street from here on Crumpton South in Laurel, Md. I kept looking and looking but nothing ever happened after that.

((NUFORC Note: This sighting seems reminiscent to us of a sighting of a bright satellite. As a satellite enters the Earth's shadow, it slowly fades from sight in a few seconds, just as this witness describes. Just a guess, since we did not see the object. PD))