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Occurred : 1/16/2003 07:26 (Entered as : 01/16/03 7:26 am)
Reported: 1/16/2003 7:30:36 AM 07:30
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: El Paso, TX
Shape: Cigar
Duration:15-20 seconds
Cigar shaped object in eastern sky.

At 7:26 this morning I was pulling out of my driveway to take my children to school. As I pulled out I noticed a very bright object in the eastern sky. At first, because of its location directly above the sun, the object appeared to resemble a bright ball of light in the sky. But after a few seconds the object started to move to the northeast revealing its true shape, which resembled a cigar. The object was tilted at a 45 degree angle as it moved through the sky. I can only guess the altitude or distance it was from us, but from what we saw it was a very big object. It continued to move east/northeast and eventually disappeared. I did not literally see it disappear or shoot off towards the eastern sky, I discribe it this way because I turned my head to yell at my wife, who was in the garage, to look at the UFO and as I turned back to look at the object it was gone. There was also a plane in eastern sky, but it was far off in the distance. My 12 year old daughter also witnessed the entire event.