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Occurred : 3/19/2001 23:59 (Entered as : 03/19/01 24:00)
Reported: 3/19/2001 14:47
Posted: 4/1/2001
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Shape: Circle
Duration:30 minutes
A luminous object seen in pittsburgh for over a year with distinct bright lights that can be seen by the naked eye.

The type of object that was seen was circular in shape. It appears as a regular star from a quick look, but once you take the time to watch closely you can clearly see how intense the light coloration can be. I recently aquired a long range telescope for Xmas so i decided to put it to good use. As i adjusted the lense on my telescope i noticed two distinct rings around the object. The object was luminating so brightly that it formed an outer ring around itself. It was very clear that the object was rotating very fast. The upper half of the circle rotated to the right, and the lower half of the object rotated to the left. The rings had a tendency to wave against eachother as if they were on some type of axis. The object was moving at a fast rate from one side of my lense to the other. I also had to adjust my lense down because the object was moving farther away. The lights of the object were in very distinct colors of red, green , blue, white, and a slight orange. The objects movements were very sporatic in the way it moved from left to right at a high rate of speed. This object has been seen by myself and my mother for quite some time now for at least a year and a half i have made various attempts to contact observatories and other support systems and have received no response or cooperation. I truly hope that this creates some type of interest and investigation.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect this may be a description of the star, "Sirius." Just a guess. PD))