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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/25/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 07/25/08 22:00)
Reported: 7/25/2008 8:10:18 PM 20:10
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: York, PA
Shape: Changing
Duration: over 1 hour
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted other objects, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Three objects out of place in sky - not stars, not planets - do not move with the sky. Way brighter than Sirius/planets.

I am an amateur astronomer who glances at the sky all of the time. Noticed something way out of place in the south as soon as I saw it. Not a star and definitely not a planet - checked my charts. Way way brighter than Sirius. Have large Nexstarr and Ultima 11-inch SCT's but could not get them out in time to set up so i observed with naked eye and a small Meade binocular.

South - One dot turning into two then three then four. Sometimes one dot splitting into two and then back to one. One time saw on edge appeared disk with a ring of lights. Very far away or very big - not sure which. Stayed staionary for well over an hour. It is still there now at 23:02 bur further away. One in west straight up and sort of west not as clear but seemed to split as well into two dots - see lines of light protruding out of center like an axis every once in a while. In north thought I saw a meteor streaking but then it stopped abruptly just under Polaris. Red hue and spinning white to red - not blinking. Looked back at first one and when I looked back this one was gone. NO JOKE - wife saw them as well.