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Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/25/2001 02:30 (Entered as : 01/25/01 02:30)
Reported: 7/1/2002 8:01:25 AM 08:01
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Prospect Park, PA
Shape: Light
Duration:30+ min.
Ball of flashing, sparkling multicolored light

On the night of January 25, 2001 I awoke and had trouble falling back to sleep.

I got up and went to the kitchen for a drink. It was a bright clear night and I glanced out the kitchen window, where an unusually bright star in the southwest sky, perhaps 40-45 degrees above the horizon, caught my attention.

I had never seen such a sparkling, colorful star before! Red and blue light flashed from it, in a way similar to the flashing lights on police cars. I watched it, fascinated, for a short time and then ran for my binoculars (I don't have a telescope) but they revealed no details. The object looked like a ball of glowing light emitting sparks and spikes of colored light. It didn't move at all during the approximately 30 minutes I observed it, but a couple of times it appeared to fade slightly and then brighten again, and it was still there when I finally went back to bed. I haven't seen it since. I was prompted to submit this report after I read of a similar sighting that occurred in Telford, Pa., which is about 30 miles from Prospect Park.

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