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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/25/1999 22:30 (Entered as : 07/25/99 22:30)
Reported: 8/6/1999 00:16
Posted: 8/10/1999
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Shape: Flash
Duration: 10min
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
I stepped outside because I heard a noise. It turned out to be nothing. As I was heading back inside to go to bed, I heard a plane overhead, and as usual for me, I looked up. I watched the plane for a few seconds, then noticed something moving within my view. I watched what I thought was a shooting star. It was moving perpendicular to the direction the plane was moving (the plane was moving S/SW toward the Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati Airport; the "shooting star was moving East). Then when the plane was just about out of my line of sight, the object burst into a huge flash of light, then dimmed about 10 seconds later. by this time I knew it wasn't a shooting star because it was moving incredibly slow. When the flash died down, instead of fading out completely, it made a 90 degree turn, to the same direction the plane was headed. For the next 8 or so minutes it remained the size of a regular (stationary) star in the sky, then it slowly faded away. I know this sounds very strange, and I still have a hard time believing it myself. I got less than 2 hours of sleep that night because I was up thinking about what I saw. The next day at work, I called two local radio stations to find out if anything unusual in the sky had been reported the night before. Both said that there hadn't. Then I called a local tv news station and asked the same question. they said no too. (i have witnesses to these calls). I hope that this story is believed by who ever reads it, because it is true. Thank You