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Occurred : 10/15/2010 20:00 (Entered as : 10/2010 20:00)
Reported: 9/10/2012 9:50:20 PM 21:50
Posted: 9/24/2012
Location: Havertown, PA
Shape: Light
Duration:4 minutes
This happened a few years ago and I've wondered about it every since. I am an ameteur astronomer and I don't necessarily believe in UFOs, but I have no explaination for what I saw. I was in my yard one fall night letting waiting for my dog to do his thing when I looked up and saw a jupiter-like bright object in the sky. My house yard faces northwest so that Polaris is in the right corner and the sun sets in the left corner. The star I saw shouldn't have been there. I was just northwest of Polaris, a few degrees higher and as bright as Jupiter. I watched it with intrigue for a minute or so and then the object got smaller before my eyes - I mean in a matter of a minute or so - until it was a red dot and then vanished. When I first looked at it I assumed it was an airplane, but it didn't move or flash. Then I wondered if there was a comet I didn't know about. When the thing go small and vanished I really became puzzled and told my wife and, later, some people ! I know. Was it a rocket sent up by some ameteur rocket club? Whatever it was it moved away from the earth into space at a tremendous speed - the time it went from a Jupiter sized glowing object to a faint red dot was only a matter of a minute or two. I have never been able to reconcile this event with anything that makes sense so I am reporting this in the hope of some explaination.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))

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