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Occurred : 5/7/2004 21:23 (Entered as : 05/07/2004 21:23)
Reported: 5/7/2004 8:38:38 PM 20:38
Posted: 5/10/2004
Location: Durand, IL
Shape: Other
Duration:aprox. 40 MIN
I have been observing this "object" on and off for over 5 months.It appears as a bright "star" in the west/northwest sky (from my vantagepoint) that varies in intensity from very bright to fading into the darkness.I have observed this object through a telescope and, at first glance, saw a crystalline structure that changed as the object pulsed and changed color.The colors ranged from yellow to green and to red. I went to get my wife and looked at the object again only to see a perfect yellow/orange sphere that appeared to have "energy" flowing across the surface.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness was looking at Venus. PD))