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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/15/1999 10:00 (Entered as : 5/15/00 10.00am)
Reported: 1/7/2001 19:02
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: York, PA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:5 seconds
Stationary grey/silver cylinder against a cloudless blue sky

Between 9 and 10 am on a clear May morning of 2000 I was walking my dogs along a railroad track on the west shore of the Susquehanna river. As I started to cross a wide tressle across the river I happened to look up and was suprised to see a grey/silver cylinder dead ahead at 60 degrees against the clear blue sky. The object appeared small. Its length was about 1/2 my thumb nail's width at arms length and it was about 1/2 as wide as it was long. It looked metallic but I could not discern any other distinguishing features. The sky was completely cloudless and I could see no other air traffic in the vicinity. I took about 5 careful steps while watching this stationary object which just seemed to dangle in the sky. As I was crossing a railroad tressle I was soon forced to look down to confirm my footing, and when I looked up the object was gone. I stood still looking for the object for at least a minute but saw no sign of it from horizon to horizon. As I was crossing the very wide Susquehanna there were no trees to occlude my view. The object had completely dissappeared. I am not a novice to outdoor phenomena, I hike as often as possible and watch the skys everywhere I go. My vision is better than 20/20 (uncorrected) and I am a highly sceptical individual. I am an emergency room physician by trade and in addition to my MD I also hold a PhD in pharmacology. I did not initially report this sighting as I felt very confident that I would be able to find a 'down to earth' explaination very soon. However time has passed and 1 and 1/2 years later I am still as puzzled as ever. Has anyone else experienced similar phenomena?

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. Witness corrected time and date to 1000 hrs., 15MY99. We have changed the time and date accordingly. PD))

((FOLLOW-UP MESSAGE))

Dear Mr. Davenport, my UFO sighting was posted on 1/28/01. I realise that I made an error which could detract from its credibility. The sighting occurred on 5/15/99, not 5/15/00. Also it occurred at 1000, not 2200. I realise you are a very busy man and may not be able to change this but I thought I should notify you anyway…

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