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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/4/2020 21:30 (Entered as : 09/04/2020 21:30)
Reported: 9/5/2020 7:54:13 PM 19:54
Posted: 11/5/2020
Location: Gulf Shores, AL
Shape: Light
Duration: 15 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Light seen moving erratically above cloud layer through NVGs. Gulf Shores AL

While on the beach using a PVS-7 NVG, I was looking at the stars when I noticed what I thought was a satellite moving across the sky. It was going about as fast as a typical satellite and then stopped and loitered in one position for about 3 seconds and then redirected about 45 degrees and continued for a short distance then stopped again for about 3 seconds. It repeated this a few more times, each time moving straight a short distance in a random direction and then stopping completely. It was above cloud height at minimum as I saw it disappear behind some clouds. This all lasted about 15 seconds total before I lost it behind clouds that were moving in. It only looked like a dim light through my NVGs and I couldn’t discern any shape due to distance.