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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/19/2005 22:30 (Entered as : 07/19/1905 22:30)
Reported: 7/19/2005 8:31:18 PM 20:31
Posted: 9/2/2005
Location: Northfield, VT
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 5 seconds
bright white,silvery ball of light, soft ball sized in backyard

I was outside with the dogs in the backyard and out of the corner of my left eye I started to see a bright light. When I looked up, I saw a soft-ball sized or slightly larger ball of light that was silvery and white in color, fairly bright, travelling pretty fast, maybe 50 - 60 mph. It was against a black night sky and dark trees because it was night time. It looked like it came out of a treed aread overhead, passed between another tree and near the roof of the house. It was maybe no more than 20-30 feet overhead. There was no sound. It passed by within a second or two. There was no sign of it after I went and looked around the corner of the house. When I saw it my first thought was that I was seeing a shooting star. But, then I realized that it was so closes overhead that it wasn't a shooting star at all, and it wasn't arcing, it was going in a straight, linear direction from my left to my right, in a perfect straight line, no arcing.