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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/15/1988 22:00 (Entered as : 10/15/88 22:00)
Reported: 5/20/2006 10:47:42 AM 10:47
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Masfield, OH
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 hours
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
We saw a blue/white light in the same spot for nearly 2 hours, then it shot off to the north at amazing speed

I was in high school when we saw it. Can't remember the exact year, but it had to be between 1987 and 1989. Three of us were driving around the Woodland area of Mansfield, OH on a very clear night, just happy to be out of the house and hanging out. For well over an hour, we could all clearly see a brilliant blue/white light in the sky. It appeared to be a bright star, or perhaps a planet. It was fairly high in the sky, not near the horizon at all. Again, after seeing it for more than an hour in the same exact spot we thought it could only be a celestial object. However, after a while we were driving down a road and saw it through the windshield...and suddenly it shot off to the north/northeast at incredible speed. It went so fast that it left a blue/white streak halfway across the sky before it disappeared. At first we thought it was a meteor, but upon reflection realized it could not be--what meteors are blue/white and stay in the same spot for nearly 2 hours before they move? Much later, a few years after graduating from college, I saw one of the friends again and they remembered the strange events as clearly as I did.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))