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Occurred : 9/20/2011 22:25 (Entered as : 20/10/12 22:25)
Reported: 9/20/2011 8:36:23 PM 20:36
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Ashland, KY
Shape: Sphere
Duration:20 minutes
Orb shaped, pulsating violet/white light going eastward, stopping then quickly out of site to the north.

Coming up US 23 in Ashland as I passed beneath the bridges I noticed a bright light in the sky. It was mostly clear so I thought it was Polaris at first. It was to my north. But I saw the star at its usual position, 5-6 points up on the horizon and this was moving eastward less than 15 degrees southerly off due east.

I stopped along with another car at 23rd St and US 23. They were an older couple that said they first saw the light at the Boyd/Greenup County line. It started above the hills across the river in Ohio and traveled in a straight line to the plant that provides coke for the AK Steel Mill. It paused for less than 45 seconds then shot northerly at an incredible rate of speed.

When it stopped it had to be less then 300 yards away over the Ohio River and I got a good look at its pulsating violet/white light. Orb shaped, no doubt, the lights of the plant did not reflect off the object but did outline it.

I am pretty good at judging distance and the 300 yards could not be off by more than 10. It did not pulsate in a regular pattern but one a few seconds later another then a rapid series of pulses.