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Occurred : 8/27/2004 22:30 (Entered as : 08/27/2004 22:30)
Reported: 8/27/2004 8:27:17 PM 20:27
Posted: 9/1/2004
Location: Hampton, VA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 seconds
Orange Light in the North Sky

First I would like to say that I am not the type of person that thinks every light in the sky is a UFO. I was sitting out on my back patio at around 10:30pm and just looking up in the sky as I normally do at night, to check out the stars. I noticed a light in the North sky about halfway from the ground to zenith. I first saw it out of the corner of my eye and thought it was just a plane. When I turned to look at it I noticed it was not a plane at all. It was about the color and intensity of Mars was last year at its peak. It got brighter and brighter untill it was about the size of a small pea, stayed in one spot for 2 seconds, then it moved down the sky at about a 45 degree angle. It only moved about a foot in the sky and then disappeared without fading. It is totally clear here tonight. I said to myself what the hell was that? I don't think it was a meteor because it moved too slowly and I have seen some pretty good meteors in the past. Also I don’t think it was a satellite. I am pretty good about pointing out satellites to my wife and daughter, and this was not like them. It definitely was pretty high up and I did not hear anything. I have noticed weird things in the sky before but this is the first time here in Virginia. I reported sightings on this sight in the past (Coverse, TX 9/10/03 and Randolph AFB 7/5/03) I have also seen some weird stuff when I used to live back home in Rochester, NY when I was in high school about 12 years ago.


((NUFORC Note: One of several seemingly credible reports from the same individual, who describes himself as being a member of the U. S. Military. PD))