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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/14/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 5/14/08 22:00)
Reported: 6/27/2008 3:06:55 PM 15:06
Posted: 7/5/2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 4 seconds
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Light sphere seen, exactly the same as the one in the British Police Helicopter footage.

I frequently go to my back deck to smoke a cigarette before bed. On this occaision, I saw a ball of light cross the sky at a high rate of speed. It took about four seconds to travel from the southern horizon to the northern horizon (and it was very dark out). There was no noise that I could hear. Estimated altitude, about 5,000 feet. I know this because I live near Philadelphia Airport. It usually takes an aircraft about a full minute to travel from horizon to horizon, and they only go east-west out of PHL. I was content to go to sleep knowing I had seen an Angel or a UFO, and not bother telling anyone, until I saw the footage of the British Police Helicopter. The ball of light in the night shot is exactly what I saw. Absolutely no question at all.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))