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Occurred : 8/31/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 08/31/2004 21:00)
Reported: 9/2/2004 5:36:46 AM 05:36
Posted: 9/9/2004
Location: North Kingstown, RI
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
blurry bar of light in western sky

In Rhode Island at about 9pm EST on 8/31/2004, we saw a horizontal bar of white light in the western sky, just over the treeline. Initially, the bar was bright with two brighter areas at each end and the light was compact. As it slowly and steadily moved upward toward the eastern sky, it dissipated into a fainter cloud til it was no longer visible (~30 degrees above the western sky). The night was clear with many stars visible. No sound was heard.

Another description I found on the net matched what we saw. That description (at I've patsted below in the night sky over southern maine 8/31/04 2004-08-31 22:35:38 anyone else see something wild tonight (at first like a glowing bar with a brighter orb-like forms at each end, then morphing into an amoeba-like form as it moved eastward) in the southern maine sky to the west low over the horizon and moving slowly toward the east before dissipating?

((NUFORC Note: Missile launch from Cape Canaveral. PD))