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Occurred : 6/14/2006 23:00 (Entered as : 06/14/06 23:00)
Reported: 6/18/2006 9:58:07 PM 21:58
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Seminoe Lake (near Rawlins), WY
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15 minutes
Moving stars that lost their light and reappeared.

I love to watch the night sky pretty much anywhere I go. I am educated on what jets, stars, planets, meteors, and satellites appear as in the night sky. I have never seen anything like what I had saw that night. It was a beautiful night, not one cloud in the sky, so what I had seen was in plain view and was not obstructed in any way. I was looking up at the sky frequently because there were many meteors in the sky. Then something struck me as odd; a faint star, but it wasn't twinkling like a star should, so I thought it was a planet, but I noticed similar ones close by it. That struck me as odd because I had never seen so many that close to eachother. Suddenly, one just stopped emitting light, and I could see it move away while its light was fading until it became too dark to see any more. It moved very smoothly. The others soon quit emitting light (seperately) as well, although I could see that only a couple had moved like the first. This is when I got my mom's attention. I took her away from the glare of the fire and told her to look where I had been looking. She soon saw what I had seen and grabbed her boyfriend to see. I began to look where the things had moved in the sky. I caught sight of what may have been the same ones that had started emitting their lights again, or completely new ones. I hadn't noticed one particularly bright one (not twinkling) forming a pentagon with the cup portion of the big dipper. The first faded sightings didn't give me enough proof within my own thoughts to label them UFOs, but this one shook me. When it was emitting light, it was completely motionless. It stopped emitting light like the others, but that one was so bright, it probably took a full second for it to completely fade out. It began moving away from its position as soon as it stopped emitting light, and for that split second of fading light, I could clearly see structure. I have absolutely no doubt that that structure was emitting the light I had mistaken for a bright planet and that it moved on its own accord. They could not have been stars because they were not twinkling. They could not have planets because they were too many, they turned off, and they moved. They could not have been jets because they did not blink, and they were motionless for a long time. They could not have been satellites because they had stopped emitting lights for a long time, and they were motionless. They could not have been meteors because they could last for a matter of minutes, as opposed to a few seconds. Once again, I am educated about what shines in the sky. My mom, the other witness, was the one who had taught me these things. I am 17 years old. My mom is in her thirties and is an eighth grade teacher. I don't lie and I don't mislead. Also, just so you know, there was no alchohol in that portion of the trip and I wouldn't drink it anyway. I usually doubt myself about things like this, but it was so blatant. With all the information at hand, I have come up with three theories. The one that would not go beyond what is normally accepted as normal would be that, for some reason, there were many planets out that night, and that there were clouds that I hadn't noticed. Then those clouds, blown by the fast winds of Seminoe, blocked those planets; maybe creating some sort of optical illusion that the planets were moving. This is unlikely because I am sure that there were no clouds out that night and once the things stopped giving off light, they disappeared for good. Also, because they were so close together, it is unlikely that a tiny cloud could blot them out one at a time. My second theory is one that is always considered when you think see things like this; visitors. Their ships were in or just outside our atmosphere, using either their own powerful lights, or reflecting the light from the sun (much like the moon and the planets do) to create the illusion that they are only stars. My final theory has to do with a state of the art government spying weapon. This would be the perfect spying tool. Our enemies would never think that the stars were spying on them. If these things were man-made, one can only hope that they are those of our own government, and not an enemy's. I hope I have made things as clear as they can be made on paper and helped you do whatever it is that you do.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))