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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/18/2020 16:45 (Entered as : 12/18/20 16:45)
Reported: 12/19/2020 1:32:38 PM 13:32
Posted: 12/23/2020
Location: Marlborough, MA
Shape: Light
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object
Object Emits Bright Light, Turns Off, and Quickly Leaves the Sky

Behind the Wegmans grocery store, on a hill facing south and overlooking the town, I was with my girlfriend eating dinner in a parked car. The lights were off, car was running. She says she was observing the anomaly for approximately 30 seconds, noticing the unusual brightness put in the distance. Dumbfounded, she turned to be and asked me what it was.

I looked up to see a bright white light in the distance a couple miles above the horizon. Observing the object for about 10 seconds, I assumed it to be the north star... but then I realized that the North Star would be behind us due to the car facing the southern direction.

Before I could say this to my girlfriend, the light immediately shut off as if a light switch was being flipped. And about a second later, the tiny dot that could have been what was shining so bright, shot off to the southeast, and was gone.

We pondered all the possible options as to what object could be, but couldnít not determine itís identity.

There were radio towers in the distance but much closer to the ground, and far less bright and consistently blinking on and off. There were planes in the sky, but much father away or higher up, also far less bright. The north star was not even nearly as bright as this object but was the closest thing I could have concluded the UFO to be. However, stars donít just stop shining like flipping off a light switch; on top of this, the north star was behind me from how we were positioned.

This occurred just as towards the end of Twilight; so it was perfect to identify differences between stars, planets, satellites, radio towers, or planes.

This was not any of them. This is not my first UFO encounter, but it is the most unique and clear event I have observed yet.