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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1988 21:00 (Entered as : 1988 21:00)
Reported: 10/18/2008 3:43:50 PM 15:43
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Potomac, MD
Shape: Circle
Duration:3 secs
Large orange ball traveled fast in night sky and then disappeared

I am writing to report an old sighting because I am still curious as to what it might be. It did not appear to be an alien craft but I would guess a strange natural phenomenon or light play. I’m sorry I don’t even remember how long ago or the time of year it was.

Maybe 20 years ago, a friend and I were standing in her driveway at night (definitely dark). We both saw an orange ball travel fast from east to west for just a few seconds and then disappear in the middle of the sky. It was fairly low in the sky and was traveling just above the school building we could see about 1/4 of a mile away. It had the strength of color and glow of the setting sun. It appeared large although we had no reference point as to its size.

At the time I had no idea who to call to ask what it may have been. We were in Potomac, Maryland about 20 miles northwest of Washington, DC.


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