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Occurred : 7/4/2011 19:00 (Entered as : 07/04/2011 19:00)
Reported: 12/17/2011 11:27:20 AM 11:27
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Grand Rives, KY
Shape: Light
Duration:5-7 minutes
Round, silent light floating by at dusk.

I was at a 4th of July weekend picnic but can't recall which day of the weekend it was. I was standing with a friend talking when he looked up and saw a round, white light drifing slowly from southeast to northwest. It was difficult to determine exactly how high in the sky the light was. If I had to guess, I'd say if it were a 50 foot wide circle then it would be about 4,000 feet high in the sky, probably less than a mile but I'm not trained in this type of analysis so that's just a guess. It appeared to be perfectly round and reminded me of a bright white heat lamp bulb shining down toward the ground so that all that was visible was the photons from the light, nothing else. But as it drifted away (silently) I thought I saw (but can't be sure) a bit of darkness at the top of the light as if something solid was coming into view as the angle of view changed.

My friend and I discussed the possiblity of UFO's and we decided that it wasn't anything we could think of that was manmade. It wasn't just reflection from the setting sun as it was definitely a light shining downward. I see commercial jets fly over all the time at dusk and can easily recognize them as such. I was an airman in the USAF from 1973 to 1976.

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