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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/17/2003 03:00 (Entered as : 7/17/03 3:00)
Reported: 7/13/2006 9:30:53 PM 21:30
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Columbia, PA
Shape: Disk
Duration: 40 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted beams
7/17/2003, 3 AM, Columbia, PA, 40 minutes duration, blue saucer shaped craft hovered for 20 minutes.

Observed by a 53-year-old nurse at 3 AM until 3:40 AM. It was a metallic blue, saucer shaped craft with about 6 very large rectangular windows. White beams of light fell from all the windows but one, which had either a blue or red beam.

I followed one beam with my eyes and it fell about 3 yards short of the grass in my back yard. It hovered over my yard and my 2 neighbor's yards for approximately 20 minutes. Made absolutely NO sound. Traveled at enormous speed like no earthly craft that I am aware of. When it flew away, it turned into darting, flickering white lights (as I first observed it before the craft came close enough to take shape) It went south and then made a u-turn in the sky and went west where it stopped in the sky. Had I not seen it do what it just did, I would have thought I was looking at a star. I watched for a while but it didn't move and I had to go to work in the AM.

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