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Occurred : 11/29/2018 00:00 (Entered as : 11/29/18 0:00)
Reported: 1/11/2019 12:00:22 PM 12:00
Posted: 1/11/2019
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Shape: Circle
Duration:10-15 minutes
Blue egg/circular object erratic movement "dancing" fast object moving about main structure after climbing.

This incident occurred the morning of November 29, 2018, at approximately 12:10 a.m. and its duration lasted until approximately 12:23 a.m..

I walked to the back door to lock up and noticed an extremely bright object low to the horizon in the Eastern sky. I could determine this due to my position on my back deck which is 10 feet from the ground facing due East. I’m 6 feet 3 inches in height so my view was approximately sixteen feet from the ground.

I looked around the sky to compare stars and the Moon. There was a cluster of stars to the upper right of the object but much dimmer and higher in altitude. I looked to the left and saw another grouping of stars of the same dimness and approximate altitude as the others. The Moon was to my immediate left. Larger and brighter than the object I was viewing but it was much closer in appearance and lower to the horizon than the bright object. To give a perspective as to the bright object I was viewing’s distance from the Moon, I can only estimate as follows: The Moon (appearing 7 to 10 times larger than the object in question due to it’s perspective from where I was standing) would be (in distance) approximately 10 moons side by side. The object I was viewing appeared larger than a star, was much sharper in appearance and displayed characteristics unlike a star.

I went into the living room and retrieved my cell phone. I returned to the deck and took several pictures. I didn’t know whether I was operating the camera correctly and feared I wouldn’t get any images of worth. Because of this fear I went into the living room to review the pictures to see if any of them came out. While in the process of doing so my wife walked through the room towards the kitchen. I said to her that I captured a photo of something odd in the sky and if she’d mind going to the deck to see if it was still there. She did so, paused and said for me to come outside with her.

She pointed out the object I’d seen and said, “Is that what you saw?” I said yes but the object was now higher and to the upper right in the eastern sky. She said, “ Do you see that smaller bright light moving around it?” I looked where she pointed and I did see it. The original object (in it’s new higher position) had a quick moving smaller light moving erratically to it’s right. The smaller light wasn’t as bright as the larger object but I could see it moving in various quick directions around the object. It would rapidly move toward the larger object then away from it. After approximately 30 seconds or more the smaller light was no longer visible but the larger object was.

Note: I’d left the phone in the living room where I was reviewing the photos when my wife called me to the door. I failed to take the phone with me when she called me outside. As a result, I was unable to get pictures of what we were now both seeing.

Once I zoomed in on the object, I captured in the pictures it no longer appeared to be a very bright light. In the enlarged photo the object appears egg shaped then circular, slightly larger at the bottom than the top having a dark blue marking near the top and toward the bottom. It then began moving rapidly in a westerly direction then back to an easterly direction. The lighter blue body is surrounded in a almost closed circle that’s darker blue and to our eyes had a hue or haze surrounding the outer skin.

((NUFORC Note: We have spoken via telephone with the witness on several occasions, and exchanged several e-mails with him, as well. Based on that exchange of information, we suspect that the source of the report is a highly skilled, and highly reliable, witness. PD))