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Occurred : 11/16/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 11/16/2004 22:00)
Reported: 11/17/2004 7:54:37 PM 19:54
Posted: 12/3/2004
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Shape: Cigar
Duration:one hour
Too slow to be a plane, too fast to be a star and stayed within a small radius, and want to know if there are other reports.

At first I thought I was staring at a brilliant star. It caught my eye as I was on the phone staring out my window. Then I saw lights blinking from it making me think it was a plane. Then I realized that it's not moving much, if at all. The lights were blue and red and white as far as I could tell. At first it looked as if it was about one thousand feet high in a mostly clear sky. Seemed to be hovering there for the longest time and then took a very slow northwest direction. It was too fast to be a star, too slow to be a plane and a helicopter just didn't make sense because it was to high and for too long to be searching for someone without a searchlight. I called the local news and tried calling the airport. I walked outside to get a better view to see if the window could've been causing the blinking/twinkling effect, but the lights were still blinking with an unobstructed view.