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Occurred : 7/12/2001 01:24 (Entered as : 7/12/01 01:24)
Reported: 8/9/2001 21:19
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 minutes
My friend and i saw a bright object that looked like a planet or a star, but was way too bright to be either, even venus.

My friend and i are two students in the 9th grade. We both get good grades. Anyways, i woke up and looked out the window. I noticed there was a bright "star" like thing. I woke my friend up so he could see the object. We both knew that it was way too bright to be a star or a planet, and that it was way too late for it to be Venus. We both looked at the object, which from far away looked white. We had an old handheld telescope which we looked at it with. And close up it looked greenish reddish with a dark spot in the middle. After a few minutes. the object started to slowly turn on and off almost. It would fade really dim and then go way bright. While doing this, the object started to slowly head up, out of the atmosphere we guessed. It slowed down even more, became more bright, and shot straight up, out of sight.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))