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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/23/2001 23:35 (Entered as : 06/23/01 23:35)
Reported: 6/24/2001 18:20
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: Woodridge, IL
Shape: Light
Duration: 10 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Bright white light moving to a stop and slowly dimming out

At approximately 11:35p.m. on 6/23/01 a luminous object came into view at about 40 degrees. The light was white in color and became visible while it traversed horizontally, so as to become visible from behind a set of trees. While moving, it was at least three times brighter than the lights of a commercial jet coming straight at you. As it moved just beyond the tree line, it slowed and concurrently so did its lumination. Its light source appeared to close in around itself to a dot, then no luminousity could be seen. This sighting lasted about 10 seconds, with myself, my father and my girlfriend as witnesses. One important factor in this sighting may have been due to my use of flashes with a high power spotlight. I've used this method before and the results of this have been positive. Unfortunately i couldn't ready the camcorder quick enough to catch the light on video.