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Occurred : 8/8/2002 22:30 (Entered as : 8/8/02 22:30)
Reported: 8/8/2002 9:04:47 PM 21:04
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Shape: Sphere
Duration:15 to 30 seconds
Did you see what I saw on 8/8/02?

I am the president of a small corporation that has been in business since 1984. I love to look skyward with the hope that someday I'll see something that I can't explain. Tonight, at ((deleted--60's))years old, I have seen something I can't explain.

I was looking into the sky while talking to a friend on the phone. I had seen a number of shooting stars, one of which shot a very long streak from the North to the South. At about 10:30, DST, my eye caught a very brilliant white light looking towards the East. I watched it as it became very large and more brilliant until it was about 15 to 20 times larger and brighter than the brightest star. It remained motionless until it started to dim. It than started to move to the right. As it dimmed but did not disappear, it started to move Southward. Because it was so dim, I could see that it had a round shape. After 10 or 15 seconds , it just disappeared.

About 1 hour later I saw the same object, but now it was further NorthEast. It reappeared the same way, became very bright and as it dimmed, it started to move, but this time, it moved towards the North. I am reporting this, because #1, it is the first time I saw something other than a meteor or a satellite, which I've seen many, including the space station which flew over my area at different angles last week...and #2, I would be very interested to learn if anyone else witnessed these objects at the same time I did.