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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 8/29/2006 20:35 (Entered as : 08/29/06 20:35)
Reported: 8/31/2006 4:09:11 PM 16:09
Location: Lincoln, NE
Duration: 1 minute
|I tracked a brilliant orange pulsating light moving slowly and silently for a minute, then saw it disappear.
Leaving the Gere Public Library at 8:35 pm, I saw what seemed at first to be a brilliant orange star in the lower eastern sky. At that time, only the moon and a few of the brightest stars were visible (the moon was in the western sky opposite from this anomalous light). What caught my eye at first was the unusual orange tint, and as I trained my eyes on it, I saw it was moving slowly westward in my general direction. I wondered whether it could be a plane on a landing approach, but there was no noise and instead of having blinking navigational lights, the light intensity fluctuated (growing gradually brighter and then gradually dimmer every second or two). I continued to watch this pulsating orange light for about a minute, then it suddenly dimmed and disappeared completely. That struck me as very odd, since the sky was without a cloud that evening. I searched that area of the sky for another couple of minutes but the object didn't re-appear. Several other people were nearby, but apparently I was the only one there who noticed this anomolous light. As the light periodically brightened, it would become several times brighter than any star or planet in the sky at that time, including Sirius and Venus, which were also visible during this sighting.
I am a research scientist and medical writer (50 years of age). I've been skeptical of UFOs most of my life. This is the first time that I've ever seen an unidentied flying object.