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Occurred : 1/18/2008 19:40 (Entered as : 01/18/2008 19:40)
Reported: 1/19/2008 12:23:16 PM 12:23
Posted: 1/21/2008
Location: Madison, CT
Shape:
Duration:10 - 15 seconds
While on Greenhill Road in Madison, Connecticut, coming from Killingworth, Connecticut, at approximately 7:40 P.M. last night, on Friday, January 18, 2008, I saw a round light fall from the sky. The light was not colored. It did not blink or make any noise.

If the sun were a basketball, this object was the size of a baseball.

My first thought was the object was a shooting star. But the sky was dark last night. And, I honestly do not know what a shooting star is. My second thought was that I saw a meteor or some debris from an airplane Then, as I watched the trajectory of the object, the object moved northward, toward North Madison. I watched this object move for about ten to fifteen seconds. What bothered me was that the object did not fall straight downward. The arc created was at least 1000 arms in length – perhaps even some several thousand arms in length. (I am a terrible judge of distance).

I pulled my car over to the side of the road and waited for a crash: the object just disappeared out of my sight.

I’ve never seen anything like it. The object was not an airplane or helicopter. It was moving way too fast to be either. Nor was the light source originating from the ground: there was no light beneath it. More specifically, if someone had beamed a flashlight or advertising light into the air, there would have been traces of light underneath this beam. There were none.

I probably would have just shrugged the entire incident off as being a shooting star or meteor – and it’s entirely possible that’s what I saw. However, when I turned on the TV at 9:00 PM EST, to the Larry King Live episode regarding the sightings in Texas, I figured at a minimum, I needed to report this.