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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/6/2008 02:00 (Entered as : 07/06/08 2:00)
Reported: 7/6/2008 12:44:20 PM 12:44
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Portsmouth, OH
Shape: Light
Duration: 45 mins
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Bright yellow light would dim and brighten itself. Hovered quickly across the sky back and forth.

Me and my friends were on our way back from Columbus, OH to Portsmouth, OH driving south on 23. When almost to Chillicothe, my friend with me in the back seat mentioned that he had been watching a strange light in the sky for a couple of minutes. Out of curiosity, we all looked. It was a bright, yellowish light, far brighter than any star in the sky. It seemed to be at high altitude, but I can't be positive as we could easily see it move back and forth ahead of us. During the first 10 minutes of observing, it would be bright and then dim itself until you could not see it anymore. It would then light itself back up in a different area of the sky than it was before. After the 'cycles' it stayed brightly lit and hovered around. We seemed to get fairly close to it at times while driving, but not close enough to identify a shape. My friends claimed to see a seperate light protude from it at one point, but I did not witness this as I was sitting on the other side of the backseat during that time. We lost it when we got into town and it was too foggy to see the sky.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))