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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/4/2008 21:00 (Entered as : 080408 21:00)
Reported: 2/24/2009 2:20:14 PM 14:20
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Pawcatuck, CT
Shape: Light
Duration:2.5 to 3 min.
bright light slow moving then shot off at high rate of speed

On Monday Aug. 4. 2008, a dark quiet and still night I stepped out my front door for a smoke. There was no moon and all my neighbors had all there outside lights off. Standing in the darkness for a few moments, I noticed a bright light on the horizon coming through the canopy of the trees.

My first thought was a plane. As a few moments passed my second thought was helicopter. There is a small airport as well as a hospital a few miles from here. Still keeping an eye on this light as it traveled towards me through the foliage my suspicion rising every passing second. Still waiting to hear the sound of the engine or the rotors in a few more moments it will break the tree line into open sky.

The instant it broke into open sky I knew. This is something amazing. A extremely bright twinkling light traveling on a straight flight path making not a peep. Moving slow and steady like a satellite but super low. At that instant I turned and opened my screen door reached in onto the kitchen counter and grabbed my video camera. Turning back through the door I turned the camera on and started shooting. The object was directly over head.

Totally freaked out heart pounding hands shaking, I tried to film this as best as I could. It was still moving at the same speed same direction. From directly over head across the neighborhood to about 2 o’clock on the opposite horizon.

Then all of a sudden it dimmed slightly and shot off at a unbelievable rate of speed. And that was it. I was left standing in the darkness alone.