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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/5/2005 14:30 (Entered as : 03/05/2005 14:30)
Reported: 3/6/2005 3:55:42 PM 15:55
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Niles, OH
Shape: Cigar
Duration: approximately 10 seconds
Object moved horizontally across the sky, seemed to change shape and then disappeared

I was traveling east on Rte 422 in Niles Ohio at approximately 2:30 pm. I stopped at a traffic light and was looking around while waiting for the light to change when I saw a small cigar-shaped object traveling horizontally across the sky in front of me and towards the south. I nearly dismissed it as a plane until I realized there were no wings. It was very bright silver, vivid against the daylight sky and the sun seemed to be glinting off of a spot on the left (back) end. I watched for several seconds while it continued traveling in a straight flight path.

Then, it shifted, looked like the right (front) end bent in toward the center, the glint of the sun changed position from the left end to about the center, the entire object rippled once and then disappeared completely from the sky.

At this particular intersection, there are buildings and billboards, but none of them were high enough to hide the object and the day was clear, the sky without clouds.