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Occurred : 5/17/2021 00:07 (Entered as : 05/17/21 0:07)
Reported: 5/17/2021 11:04:28 AM 11:04
Posted: 5/20/2021
Location: Bridgewater, NH
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:3.4 minutes
Cylindrical shape craft hovered in Northeast sky for 1 minute, then moved slowly eastward for 2.4 minutes before disappearing from view

May 17, 2021 12:07 am EDT Shortly after midnight, I was leaving my parent’s house to walk home. A pretty crescent moon was reflecting in the lake, so I went down to the beach to look at it. While there, I looked to the Northwest area of the sky, where I was puzzled by a straight row of lights in the sky.

Upon closer inspection, there seemed to be cylindrical shaped craft hovering in the sky there, about 30 degrees above the horizon line. There was no sound, and no exterior lights visible on the craft. The light appeared to be coming from windows which were placed in a single, straight row along the entire side of the craft, and appeared to show the light from INSIDE the craft. The light from the windows was steady, white light, not flickering or pulsing in any way. The spacing of the apparent windows were as follows, from the rear of the craft (most clear), to the front of the craft (somewhat hazy): 2 windows, then a space with no light, then 3 windows, then a space with no light, then four windows, then a space with no light, then perhaps 2 more windows? (this part was less clear than the rest of it was).

After about one minute of viewing said craft, I was debating about whether to try to run inside and get another witness to come out and see it, but then the craft started moving, very slowly, toward the east. There was still no sound from the craft, just birds and frogs and other lake sounds as usual. I decided to watch where it would go, instead.

It was visibly moving slowly east for another 2.4 minutes, until it faded from my view. The fading started at the front, where it was less clear to begin with, and then slowly tapered to the back, until it was no longer visible. I can not be sure if I would call it disapparating, or whether it simply changed its angle in comparison to me, or if it just got too hazy there? The approximate distance it traveled in my view was from a location visually “above” the constellation of Cassiopeia to a location visually “below” the constellation Lyra. The craft appeared quite large to me, and closer than the stars – perhaps twice as far as a regular plane would be? I took three photos of the craft with my cellphone. They do not show a lot. The first two are quite blurry, I used less zoom on the third one, and it is somewhat clearer. I also took a photo of the crescent moon reflecting in the water before the craft appeared, and a photo of the brightest lit area on shore, a local Inn, afterwards, to indicate that it was not some weird reflection upward of it’s lights into the sky.