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Occurred : 8/31/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 08/31/2004 21:00)
Reported: 8/31/2004 6:35:38 PM 18:35
Posted: 9/1/2004
Location: Wakefield, NH
Shape: Changing
Duration:30 min
Bright white 5 -pointed object surrounded by hazy/cloud, travelled SW to N, then light diminished, haze remained.

Looking SW I saw a very bright light with a cloudy haze surrounding it. I initially assumed it was the full moon coming from behind a cloud, but the sky was otherwise clear with full visibility of stars. 10 minutes later I looked and this light had moved a large distance toward the north and through binoculars, the object appeared to be star-shaped with 5 appendages, the point to the left being the brightest. Over the next 5 minutes the object appeared to be a white haze in the sky but through binoculars perhaps, it seemed to be travelling upward and thus leaving only a dim light visible. I am on a lake with no light pollution and this was a unique viewing.

((NUFORC Note: Result of earlier missile launch. Please see:

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/atlas/ac167/040824track.html

http://space.com/spacewatch/mystery_cloud_040901.html

PD))