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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/23/2000 18:25 (Entered as : 10-23-00 18:25)
Reported: 10/23/2000 19:54
Posted: 12/2/2000
Location: Mountain Home, AR
Shape: Light
Duration: 3-4 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color
Saw intense bright light suspended motionless in mid-air that dimmed to darkness and moved slowly off to the east and out of sight.

I was sitting on my deck which faces north/northwest enjoying the early twilight and noticed a very bright light suspended in mid-air to the north. At first I thought it was maybe a signal flare or something, but quickly ruled that out because there was no smoke or fluctuation of intensity and it wasn't falling at all. I then thought maybe a new radio or communication tower had been built, but then realized the light was too high and too bright. It also wasn't flashing like the strobes on many towers, although the light had the brightness and intensity a strobe. The two things that made me realize this was something extraordinary were its intense brightness and its utter motionlessness. The light appeared to pulsate slightly, but that could have been the result of atmospheric conditions. The air was somewhat humid, though not really hazy. I watched the object for 3 to 4 minutes until it dimmed substantially and suddenly began to move off toward the east. I don't know if the light went dim because it turned or if it in fact dimmed. In any event, it became much more difficult to see as it began to move. It didn't speed away but rather moved off at a fairly steady, smooth pace until it was no longer visible. It was much smaller appearing after it began to move, probably because it became a dark object rather than a light one. On the move, it appeared to be a sort of pea-shaped object, maybe slightly oblong, but mostly roundish. There was no noise associated with it at all. I,m 54 years old and don't drink or use drugs. I'm a Vietnam vet and a practicing attorney. I have never seen a UFO before.