|Occurred : 8/7/2010 21:00 (Entered as : 08/7/2010 21:00)
Reported: 8/8/2010 11:51:06 AM 11:51
Location: South Cairo, NY
|bright light on the western ridge
Around 9 pm i was out on my porch, i was looking towards the west. i noticed a bright star like object just above the horizon. At first i thought it was a planet, as i looked more at the object it was moving to the west following the ridge line. after a minute or two the object rolled over the ridge. i climbed up on my roof to get a better view. as i did i could still see the light from the object. i climbed down from the roof and looked back to the ridge when i saw the object come back to the east towards me. as i watched for about a minute i went to climb back on the roof and the object rolled very fast back over the ridge and was out of sight.
I am no expert at astronomy but i have been looking at the stars my whole life and i have never seen a star go behind the horizon and then come back into view. so i am quite sure what i saw was not any planet.
((NUFORC Note: Venus is in the western sky at this time. Possible sighting of Venus, we suspect. PD))