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Occurred : 8/17/2002 20:00 (Entered as : 8/17/02 20:00)
Reported: 9/15/2002 9:40:46 PM 21:40
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Erie, PA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:5 Minutes
Bright Cylinder Shaped Object Makes a Showing Over Lake Erie in August 2002

We were on a Lake Erie ferry boat for the sunset cruise and about eight p.m. we spotted something in the sky that we concluded was not a plane. The more we looked at it the more everyone agreed that it was not a plane. The object was verticle and, cylinder shaped and very bright, like crome. It looked as though it was going straight up in the sky and gaining altitude. The craft had a very small after burn, or trail of smoke, but very, very short. I took five pictures with my 35mm camera, but it did not pick up the trail of smoke. It all took place in about five minutes. As soon as it was there ....it was gone out of sight. I plan on enlarging the photos I had developed to get a begtter look at it. This object was viewed by more than 20 pairs of eyes and all agreed that the object in the sky was definitely NOT a plane. So....what ...was...it?

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness at length via telephone, and we found her to be lucid, sincere, and quite credible. We do not know what it was she and the others witnessed. We have requested additional reports from the other witnesses. PD))