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Occurred : 8/26/2003 21:45 (Entered as : 08/26/03 2375)
Reported: 8/27/2003 7:50:05 AM 07:50
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Asheville, NC
Shape: Unknown
Duration:1 hour +
Moving bright white light, size of large star appeared in Asheville, NC, NW sky at 2375 (sic--21:45) hours

56 year old female retired executive observed moving, bright white light, size of large star in NW sky. Observed object that would remain stationary for approx 30 seconds annd then make sudden movements to left and right and up and down. Observer stationed self in one position and then watched object in reference to large oak tree. Within seconds the object went from being visible to being occluded by oak tree. Observer again positioned self to view object, and again within seconds view of object was occluded by oak tree. I left sight and went to my house...returned approx 30 minutes later. Object appeared much smaller and light was less intense. I left stopped viewing at that time. Two other people were at site and stated they observed movement.

((NUFORC Note: We have invited the witnesses to look again at the same area of the sky at approximately the same time to night to establish whether the object might have been a celestial body. PD))