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Occurred : 2/2/2008 19:00 (Entered as : 02/02/08 19:00)
Reported: 2/2/2008 8:26:56 PM 20:26
Posted: 2/14/2008
Location: Carney, MD
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
Two bright lights suddenly dim and disappear

It was approximately 7:00 PM in Carney Maryland on February 2, 2008. My wife, two daughters, and I arrived home from a school event. When we got out of the car, I glanced up at the clear night sky and noticed two very bright white lights centered between the bottom two stars of the constellation Orion. They were not flashing or twinkling and looked in brightness like the planet Venus, but they were two lights. I pointed the lights out to my wife and daughters.

We observed the stationary bright lights for about 1 minute, trying to make sense of what we were seeing. Then the lights suddenly began to dim as though moving away at a high rate of speed and moved slightly up in tandem. After about 3 or 4 seconds the lights no longer visible at all.

We went into our home and I checked the program Starry Night Pro Plus 6 on our home computer to see if any astronomical event was occurring in the vicinity of Orion that might explain what we had just seen. Nothing should have been visible in the area of Orion where we saw the lights, between the bottom two stars of the constellation