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Occurred : 7/13/2001 21:30 (Entered as : 07-13-01 2130)
Reported: 7/13/2001 19:56
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Columbus, OH
Shape: Sphere
Duration:3MIN
I HAVE BEEN DOING ASSTRONOMY, FOR YEARS,AND HAD JUST FINISHED SETTING UP MY TELESCOPES. IWAS LOOKING FOR A SATELLITE, THAT WAS DUE TO FLY OVER AT 21:28:40.II WAS LOOKING UP AT THE STAR VEGA, AND THOUGHT I SAW THIS SATELLITE, WHEN ALL OF A SSUDDEN IT JUST TOOK OFF SO FAST, THAT I COULD'NT BELIEVE IT. IT WAS IN THE EASTERN SKY MOVING UNDER VEGA, ABOUT AS FAST AS A NORMAL SATELLITE WOULD MOVE, THEN IT TOOK OFF MOVING NORTH. IT WENT ON FOR A FEW SECS, AND JUST STOPPED. IT CAME RIGHT BACK TO ORIGINAL PLACE UNDER VEGA,STOPPED AGIN, THEN HEADED WEST RIGHT OVER MY HEAD, SSTOPPED AGIN, FOR A SEC,OR 2, THEN HEADED SOUTHWEST. THIS THING WAS SO FAST I CAN'T BELIEVE IT

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and found him to be sincere and credible. He appears to have a very good understanding of the night sky. PD))