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Occurred : 8/1/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 08/01/01 21:00)
Reported: 9/7/2001 22:44
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Gastonia, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:3 seconds
bright light - traveling upwards, then left 90 degrees, then downward 90 degrees then disappear.

august 1, 2001 looking east from Gastonia, N.C. toward Charlotte, N.C. at 9:00 pm on a very clear, moonlight night, my wife and I were surprised to see a bright light streak up on the right side of the moon, then above the moon turn 90 degrees left, streak across the moon, then turn 90 degrees downward and disappear. It would be impossible for anything with which we are familiar to make such abrubt turns. The viewing only lasted 3 or 4 seconds, and it was impossible to determine the distance from us nor the speed at which it was travelling. The light was a yellow/orange color. It was a clear night. Rather than tell my wife what I had seen, I asked her to tell me exactly what she had seen. Her description matched my observation exactly.