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Occurred : 6/3/2004 12:23 (Entered as : 06/03/2004 12:23)
Reported: 6/4/2004 12:39:55 PM 12:39
Posted: 6/4/2004
Location: Beckley, WV
Shape: Unknown
Duration:One minute +
Sighted an object that could only be seen through the lens of sunglasses. Appeared as a bright star.

On Thursday, June 03, 2004, around 12:23pm EDT (16:23 UTC), I spotted what I consider a UFO.

I was traveling north on I-77/I-64. The sky was overcast with cirrus type clouds at various levels. The temperature was probably in the 70's. At about 12 o'clock in front of me I saw a bright round object that resembled a large star. It was approximately 45 degrees (altitude) from the horizon. Travel was from east to west. Velocity is unknown, but it traveled about 90 degress from in front of me to the west in about a minute. It was slow, as much so as a prop plane.

The most curious thing is that I was wearing sunglasses. They are probably somewhat polarized. I looked over the glasses to try to see a contrail. The object just seemed to "disappear." When I looked through them again, I could see the bright object again. I looked over my glasses for the second time and could see only sky. Sun was behind me. I could only see the object through my glasses! Cloaking? ET? Terrestrial? As far as I know, I am the only one to see it.

I have seen planes in the evening look somewhat like a bright star, but not around noon. And I could see them with my eye.