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Occurred : 8/18/2004 04:00 (Entered as : 08/18/2004 4:00)
Reported: 8/19/2004 1:25:22 PM 13:25
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: Meriden, CT
Shape: Oval
Duration:
Bright light video taped,

I just like the person in LI and the one in AZ witnessed a bright stationery light in the sky after being waken by what sounded like a big bang, firework or explosion. But never any fire engines came. I watched the light for a while and then began to video tape it. It was egg shapped or appeared to be with a black band across the top. It appeared to be a ridge. The center was redish with a greenish edge. I am sorry, but this is not venus. I can see a clear ridge where the band is. The video shows the red change a bit. I hoped to spot it again but it has been cloudy.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness may have been looking at Venus. PD))


ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS:

Dont even tell me It is a planet. Cameras aren't telescopes and I captured this object with zoom lens.

I wrote before and do not see my description posted. I have on video an object that you will try to tell me is a planet and most likely venus. But you would have to then finish your statement with "stupid". Here is my story.

I woke up hearing a loud explosion like noise. I thought it to be a transfomer or a gas like explosion. I then went to my window to look for signs of fire and listen for the sounds of sirens. There were none. While looking in the sky I noticed an airplane flying into the path of what I thought was another airplane but the light looked like it was flying toward me head on. I then realized it did not move and the other plane flew by it and appeared to be miles away. I then got my video camera out and began taping. I thought I got a planet until I hooked it to my tV. NO planet. MY camera zooms 350x. Not a telescope. Yet the object was clear, round with a ridge spitting out red lights, spinning several times within 2 minutes. Planets don't spin. I am not even a true believer but no one is going to tell me that this is venus. Not true. I could never have zoomed in to a planet with my camera. Planets have not indents, lights and cant spin several times in 2 minutes with an obvious clarity. Long Island guy in NY video taped this and I would like to chat with him. A person in England has the same object on video tape. I only wish I taped it longer.

The sound I heard was probably a sonic boom since there was never a need for emergency help.