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National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/22/2003 06:45 (Entered as : 10/22/2003 6:45)
Reported: 10/22/2003 10:27:15 AM 10:27
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Rockford, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:1 -2 min
Spectral kind of light 20 degrees above the horizon than vanished.

I was traveling north on Perryville road at about 6:45 am and noticed a spectral kind of light 20 degrees above the horizon. The light appeared to be almost stationary and very bright. It was competing with the light of the rising sun and was still very bright. The light "phased" through several colors as I watched. It would appear to be white then red then green then blue, there was no certain order to the light as it changed the more I watched. I would think I was seeing a plane with its running lights but it seemed not to move and was very bright. The thing that made me report what I saw was what happened next. I watched the light for about 2 minutes as described and then in suddenly just winked out. The sky was clear, no clouds to speak of, it did not dim or fade it just vanished. I could see nothing in the sky as the light level increased from the rising sun. One possible explanation may be a meteor viewed head on coming straight on into my field of view.