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Occurred : 8/26/2013 22:00 (Entered as : 8/26/13 22:00)
Reported: 8/27/2013 1:41:19 PM 13:41
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Bridgeport, WV
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Bright planet size light hovering above hill before getting bighter then dim shooting high and out of sight.

I was standing on the back porch smoking a cig and first noticed it out of the corner of my eye. It was a very clear night so I at first thought it was a bright planet. I often look at the stars and also live near an airport and directly under a flight path so I am use to seeing lots of lights in the sky and am or was a ufo skeptic until a couple nights ago. I noticed it but didn't pay much attention, and about 5 mins or so my wife walked outside and came on the porch where I was standing. I remember thinking it was really bright to be a planet and looked awful close so I looked up to check it out a little closer and noticed that it was starting to move slowly. I was just about to remark to my wife how close it was with no sound or normal lights for planes here as it was very low at which point it nearly doubled in brightness and then got very dim rapidly and to my amazement took off very fast at what seemed an odd angle and appeared to be getting more dim a! s it seemed to be going behind a cloud and then out of sight. I was so excited that I realized I was truly mistaken, what appeared to be a cloud was in fact the milky way. It was completely clear out. I know this sounds stupid but the object sat there about 5 min until my wife came out and only took off when I started to pay attention to it almost like it knew. I'm sure that's not the case but still strange. Thankfully my wife witnessed the whole thing as well or I would even second guess what I saw. I don't know what it was but at the very least maybe an angel. I know my area and It WAS NOT a plane or natural phenomena. I hope the truth on these things come out soon because I stand corrected and am now a believer. The object was a powerfully bright light like a planet size in night sky but Much brighter, with an odd color white light, almost like the suns color light, or moons reflective color light. One more odd thing our deaf dog was barking which never happens and looki! ng up but I never thought about it until afterward.