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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/15/2014 03:40 (Entered as : 04/15/14 3:40)
Reported: 4/18/2014 3:05:07 PM 15:05
Posted: 4/18/2014
Location: Torrington, CT
Shape: Light
Duration: 10-15 seconds
I suddenly got the thought to "look up..."

I go to work very early in the morning. On Tuesday, April 15, at around 3:40 A.M., as I was just about to open my car door and get in, I suddenly got the thought to "look up". I did look up directly at a very bright light in the northwestern sky. It was bigger and brighter than any star or planet I have ever seen. As I watched, I noticed it was moving slowly due north. It remained bright for only a few seconds and rapidly faded to a very small and dim dot that continued north. I watched it for maybe ten seconds, and then got in my car and proceeded to work. I have to admit I was a little shaken by the experience because of my sudden impulse and thought to look up.

This is not the first object I have seen and I have made quite a few reports here. I seem to see things like this quite often, not really sure why.

I don't know what it was, but it was this single bright white light, MUCH larger and brighter than any star or planet I have ever seen. I did not see any red or green directional lights as aircraft have. I could not tell how high it was, but I got the impression it was very high up in the sky, maybe 30-40,000 feet or so. It was difficult to judge the speed as well, but it moved about the speed an airliner would move at high altitude.

I have seen aircraft high in the sky light up when they reflect the sun, but this was a full 3 hours before sunrise, so I do not believe that is what I saw.

Anyway, that is it, it was a very simple and short sighting, but it did shake me up for awhile that morning.