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Occurred : 9/12/2001 01:20 (Entered as : 09/11/01 1:20 am)
Reported: 9/12/2001 00:54
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Denver, CO
Shape: Light
Duration:few minutes
Odd movement in the Denver sky

I was in bed, it was 1:15 am, and I realized it would be a great time to look at the stars since all the air traffic is grounded until noon tomorrow. Within 15 minutes I saw three aircraft. Two looked the same, very far away or high up and blinking in the same manner; I assume those are the F16s patroling Colorado airspace tonight. (Due to the terrorist attacks). But the third one was strange!! I first noticed it at the same time I saw the second F16. They were both flying in the same direction- west - nice and horizontally. The F16 was ahead. Then all of a sudden the third craft made an abrupt upward turn and flew in a very straight line directly upwards. After about 7 to 10 seconds, it made another sharp turn eastward. And it continued eastward until it was out of my view (about 7 seconds or so) WHATWUZZIT??!! It had a red flash of color in it but basically was just a regular white light like a plane or a star. It, too, seemed very very far away or high up, just a very small dot. I've seen falling and shooting stars, and meteors. It wasn't either of those.

((NUFORC Note: We believe the witness means 12SE01. We have amended the date. PD))