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Occurred : 9/6/2001 20:25 (Entered as : 09/06/01 20:25)
Reported: 9/6/2001 18:50
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:15 seconds
Bright light coming towards me, then turned and vanished.

8:25 PM EST, Sept 6, 2001, while walking into my garage bringing the trash can in, I noticed a very bright star. I thought, wow look at the north star tonight, but then I noticed that it was brighter than normal and looked more like a spotlight shining towards my direction than a star.There was absolutely no sound. But it was about the same size in diameter as the stars all around it which made me think this object is extremely far away and not a star, and not an airplane either. I could see no motion, no blinking, and no flickering whatsever. Then all of the sudden the light went dim, it was about exactly the same brightness of the stars around it then. And to my astonishment, it started moving Northeast in the sky away from me and faded away after about 3 to 5 seconds. The sky was absolutely clear, stars all around it clearly visible, but this object completely disappeared in just seconds. It was obvious that this object was headed towards the ground, then made a sudden turn and went the other direction. It did not cast a beam of light in the new direction it was headed which also makes me believe it was way up there above the atmospheric dust and moisture. I have never reported anything like this before, nor have I ever seen anything that I couldn't explain either. But I am absolutely sure this was no plane, no meteor, or anything that I have ever seen before. I feel extremely fortunate to have seen this and doubt I'll ever see another one, but I would love to hear from anyone who might have seen this thing as well. After thinking about this incident for about 45 minutes and explaining it to my wife I decided to log into the internet to see if there was a place to log such sitings and I came accross this site. I am not a UFO enthusiest or anything but I thought I would share it with someone who might appreciate it. I wrote this about 1 hour after I saw it while the incident was still fresh on my mind. j.baynard