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Occurred : 8/15/1949 20:00 (Entered as : August '49 20:00)
Reported: 12/14/2018 10:54:21 PM 22:54
Posted: 1/4/2019
Location: Wilmington, DE
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:1 minute
I was ascending a external staircase from our basement. Suddenly above me in the evening dark sky, a very large, wide cylinder appeared momentarily. I moved from my right to my left as I looked up.

Also, this wide bright orange wide cylinder ballooned outward on both sides, then returned to its wide cylinder shape and suddenly faded out. It took only a moment it seemed to me, was gone as suddenly as it appeared. There were no marks or details obvious. It was an orange glow in shape I have described... Appeared and gone in a moment. I encountered my father on our porch and he did not report to me that he had seen the event. This is a long time ago and I cannot very well recall that we remarked to each other in detail.