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Occurred : 5/16/2002 (Entered as : 5/16/02 20:30EDT)
Reported: 5/17/2002 6:56:27 AM 06:56
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Sterling, VA
Shape: Light
A star that skowly but surely changed its position near the moon.

On a clear but slightly hazy night (Thursday) I went out on my deck to see planets that the channel 4 meterologist said were near the moon. Immediately below and to the right of the moon there was a bright star. The star appeared to slowly but surely changfe its position -- drifting aimlessly.

Since it was twilight, I checked another bright star 90 degrees to the right of the moonfor comparison purposed. It did not move but the bright star near the moon continued to move. I then called 911 and reported this to Mr. Davenport.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, who sounded quite credible. We believe that one possibility that would have to be ruled out is one of the planets in the proximity of the Moon. Also, another possibility would be the landing light on an aircraft in the distance. If those two possibilities could be eliminated, then we do not know what the witness observed. PD))