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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/19/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 08/19/2000 22:00)
Reported: 11/30/2003 9:39:04 PM 21:39
Posted: 12/9/2003
Location: Gay Head (Aquinah), MA
Shape: Circle
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Amber red pulsating circular pinwheel just over the ocean

I was on Martha's Vineyard, about 10pm camping (illegally) on the dunes of Gay Head, the western end of the island, on August 19th (which I know because President Clinton was there for his birthday and I saw his motorcade earlier in the evening. I parked my motorcycle in the bushes and walked down to the dunes overlooking the ocean to the west with my sleeping bag. It was a beautiful clear night and warm. I lay there in my sleeping bag looking over the ocean and saw the lights of a fishing boat a mile or so out. As I was watching the boat I noticed a circular amber light hovering above the water in the vacinity of the boat and to its left. The light was nothing I had ever seen before. It was an amber red rotating pinwheel that pulsed with bright and dull light. The boat must have seen it. I had an eerie feeling as I watched it, almost like I knew it knew I was aware of it. There was no sound at all. As I watched it for about 1 minute it suddenly went out, like someone turned a light out. It didn't fade out, but just blinked out to blackness. I have kept this sighting in my mind for those years and now feel justified in reporting it as a UFO considering other similar reports which I've read.

Thanks, ((name deleted)), Rhode Island.