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Occurred : 9/24/2003 11:32 (Entered as : 09/24/2003 11:32)
Reported: 9/24/2003 8:51:40 PM 20:51
Posted: 9/28/2003
Location: South Point, OH
Shape: Light
Duration:30 min
3 objects that look like stars, except stars don't have red and blue flashing lights. 2 of them dissapeared after a few minutes but the last one stayed in the sky for a good 30 minutes. I also noticed 4 airplanes that seemed to be flying around the object.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect that the objects may have been twinkling stars, although that is a guess. PD))


Dear ((name deleted)),

Thank you very much for the report. Could the objects have been twinkling stars, do you think? Twinkling stars are very colorful, ((that look)) like a diamond ring, caught in a bright beam of light.

Thank you for sharing the information with our Center!


Peter Davenport


Mr. Davenport:

After further observation I believe that the objects are indeed twinkling stars. Due to light pollution in my area some of the objects I originally noticed are no longer visible, however the brightest one is visible nearly every night. It is always located at 51 degrees north of my house, and does not move except for the rotation of the Earth. I also took a look at my "ufo" through a telescope using a 5mm
objective lense, and I concluded that the object is most definately a twinkling star. Thank you for your help in this matter. If you have any more information on twinkling stars you would like to share, please
send me an e-mail or a hyper-link.

Sincerely, ((name deleted))


Peter Davenport wrote: