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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/19/2009 19:30 (Entered as : 09/19/2009 19:30)
Reported: 9/19/2009 11:23:27 PM 23:23
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Joppa, MD
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted beams
Bright searchlight hovered at high altitude and then rapidly ascended from view.

At approximately 1930 EST I was in my friend's back yard in Joppa, MD when she indicated to me a strange light in the sky just above where Venus was in the sky. Since there are no other stars that bright in that vicinity I assumed it was some type of aircraft. There appeared to be a searchlight emanating from the object highlighting some clouds, which made little sense as there was little visible cloud cover and what there was was high-altitude cirrus clouds. After approximately 2 minutes of observation the object ceased the searchlight and ascended rapidly until it vanished from view.

((NUFORC Note: Missile launch. PD))