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Occurred : 7/20/2001 01:30 (Entered as : 07/20/01 01:30)
Reported: 7/12/2002 11:47:31 PM 23:47
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Middletown, OH
Shape: Light
A fading light in the night sky.....

Last summer, I would say mid July, me and a couple of buddies were out walking the neighborhood (past curfew). We were discussing something not interesting to me, I turned my gaze to the night sky (which was rather clear that night, not a cloud in the sky), when I noticed a small light, looked like a star from a galaxy light years away. I began to return my gaze to my friend when I noticed the light move a bit, very slowly. I interrupted the conversation and told them to look at the object. I asked "Does anyone no what that is?", and my friend replied, "Could it be a satellite?". We were about to say something else when the object seemed to get brighter. We stopped and kept our gaze on it for about 6 seconds. All of the sudden (and I swear on my mothers grave) it seemed to dim a little bit every second, until it disappeared. Now I have been studying astronomy as a hobby for about a year and a half now, and I often research or ask people (teachers, chatters, etc...) if they know of what I saw. So far I have no answers. If anyone (hopefully one of you out there) has any answers or more clues for me, please e-mail me at ((e-address deleted)) (I know the name is sort of funny but plese bare with it) Thanks for reading and I hope you guys find the answers you are looking for.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. Witnesses may have observed the flare from an Iridium satellite, after which the satellite flew into the Earth's shadow. Witness does not indicate what direction he was looking, so we can only guess. PD))