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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 6/15/1984 20:30 (Entered as : 06/15/1984 22:30)
Reported: 2/24/2005 8:21:36 PM 20:21
Location: Wheeling, WY
Duration: 5-10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|UFO sighting at twilight over Wheeling, WV
This took place at our house in Bethlehem, outside Wheeling, WV, in the summer of 1984. My father was on the back porch (a raised deck, perhaps 8-10 feet off the ground) listening to a baseball game; I remember that I was in the living room watching TV with my grandma.
At about 8:30 PM or so (it was getting dark) I heard dad call me from the back. He said "Come here for a minute." I got up, annoyed (as only a teenager interrupted from the TV can be), and went the the back of the house. I stood at the screen door and asked what he wanted. I was told to come out of the door. As I came around the door and closed it behind me, my dad inclined his head and pointed toward the western horizon. "What is that?" he asked me.
I turned to look, and what I saw were, as I recall, 5 small white lights closely clustered together, slowly moving west-east, toward us.
One of the lights was blinking. "I've been watching that for about 5 minutes," he said. "I watched it come over the trees. Is that a plane or helicopter?" I said that no, it sure didn't look like either a plane or a helicopter.
The lights were too close together, for one, and planes (and helicopters) usually have multicolored blinking lights; blue, red, white, etc. Besides, a plane flew past it (of course, it could have been miles away, but from our perspective, it passed close to the object), and we were able to compare the two. It was no plane.
We watched it for perhaps another 5 minutes or so, until it was nearly overhead, and as it disappeared behind the village's water tower that was two lots over from our house. We waited for it to come out from behind the water tower, which would have put it almost directly over our house at perhaps 1 o'clock. It never did. We looked north, south, east and west, and saw no sign of it having come out from behind the tower. Not very exciting, but that's my UFO story.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. We have amended the time entered by the witness, in order to reflect 8:30 p.m.. PD))