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Occurred : 10/3/2018 20:45 (Entered as : 10/3/2018 20:45)
Reported: 10/4/2018 6:56:29 PM 18:56
Posted: 10/6/2018
Location: Lancaster, PA
Shape: Light
Duration:10-15 seconds
A Light ship disappears over Lancaster, PA.

I went out to my back yard to look for my cat. I received a pair of night vision goggles for Christmas for sky watching, so I brought them with me to help find the cat. It was a clear beautiful night, so I started looking at the stars.

After 3 or 4 minutes I saw what I thought was a satellite traveling west to east. I quickly realized it was too big, too bright, traveling too slow and it was flying way too low to be a satellite. I watched it as it traveled straight over my head. I pull the goggles away and could not see it with the naked eye. It started to get a little bit brighter and then faded away and just disappeared. As it was fading away it became transparent before disappearing.


((NUFORC Note: The object was not the ISS, which was visible from the witness's location at 8:47 p.m. (local), but which was visible in the extreme northern sky. Also, not an Iridium "flare." PD))