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Occurred : 2/25/2009 20:25 (Entered as : 02/25/09 20:25)
Reported: 3/2/2009 7:02:19 AM 07:02
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Ridgely, MD
Shape: Light
Duration:35-40 minutes
A Whitish/Orange Light in the sky made no sound as it traveled overhead.

I don't know if anyone has reported this or not.

Wednesday Feb. 25, 2009 I live in Ridgely, MD (Eastern Shore) On the way home from my 2 daughters' dance class (8:25 PM), we saw a strange light in the sky.

At first it didn't seem to be moving. I pulled into the drive way and stopped about halfway down, opened the window, and turned down the radio to see if I could hear anything. I could not hear any sounds other than the car engine.

I parked the car and we went inside. I pulled out my Binoculars, went to the back porch and proceeded to watch the object.

There were no visible flashing lights on the object. It was a very bright whitish/orange and traveling at a steady speed in a North/Northwesterly direction.

I observed aircraft pass over my house and in the distance, all with the telltale flashing lights. This object was considerably brighter than any light on an aircraft. Too contrast, I witnessed an airplane pass under the object, in relationship to the horizon, and could easily see the flashing lights.

I went inside and brought out our telescope to get a closer look at the object.

I could not make out any visible edges, only light. The object seemed to pulse but never left it's course.

My youngest daughter and I watched it until it vanished over the horizon.

As a clarification: We live on one of the flight paths used by Dover AFB.

We have seen combat helicopters, regular helicopters, Chinooks, A-10s, F-16s, and C130s pass over. Growing up, I lived near Andrews AFB, and we have a small airfield on the outside of town (about 4 miles from me) and Easton airport to the south, So I have a lot of experience with identifying aircraft.

What we saw on Wednesday night wasn't anything I have ever seen before.

I wish I had had the foresight to bring out a camera, but I wanted to identify the object first. (Next time I'll get the camera also)