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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/1/1998 21:00 (Entered as : 05/98 21:00)
Reported: 12/7/1998 02:52
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Cleveland, OH
Shape: Light
Duration:15 seconds
FAST MOVING SINGLE LIGHT IN NIGHT SKY HEADING SOUTH SUDDENLY STOPS PAUSES AND SHOOTS AWAY IN NORTH EAST HEADING. I CALLED OUT A FRIEND IN THE HOUSE BUT IT HAD HAPPEND TO QUICKLY! CALLED MY BROTHER IN BOWLING GREEN, OH I WAS AMAIZED AT WHAT I HAD JUST WITNESSED.

I WAS STANDING ON MY PORCH GETTING SOME FRESH AIR. I USUALLY LOOK AT THE SKY LOOKING FOR ANY INTERESTING AIRPLANES OR HELECOPTERS FLYING NEARBY. THE HOPKINS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS LANDING PATTERN IS CLOSE BY AND YOU CAN USAULLY SEE SOME AIRLINERS COMING IN FOR A LANDING OR DEPARTING DEPENDING ON WHICH RUNWAYS THEY ARE USING. I WAS SCANNING THE SKY AND NOTICED A FEW AIRCRAFT IN THE AREA BUT NOTHING INTERESTING UNTIL I LOOKED UP TO THE STARS AND NOTICED A LIGHT THAT LOOKED LIKE A STAR BUT IT WAS MOVING AT A VERY HIGH SPEED. IT WAS MOVING SOUTH IN A STRAIGHT LINE. I THOUGHT I WAS LOOKING AT A SATALIGHT IN ORBIT BECAUSE OF ITS HIGH SPEED AND ALTITUDE. I CONTINUED TO WATCH IT, I FIGURED IT WOULD CONTINUE ON UNTIL I COULDN'T SEE IT ANYMORE AND THEN I WOULD GO BACK INTO THE HOUSE AND WATCH TV. BUT THEN I NOTICED IT WAS SLOWING DOWN. KEEP IN MIND THIS HAPPEND VERY QUICKLY. I KNEW THIS WAS STRANGE I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING WITH THIS MUCH SPEED AND ALTITUDE PERFORM LIKE THIS. THIS THING BRAKED LIKE A PORSCHE ON STEROIDS! I YELLED FOR CARRIE TO COME OUT AND LOOK BUT YOU KNOW HOW WOMEN CAN BE, FIRST THEY ASK WHY! I DON'T THINK SHE MADE IT OFF THE SOFA BEFORE THIS THING CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP AND SHOT OFF TO THE NORTHEAST LIKE A SHOOTING STAR. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS JUST SAW. IT DIDN'T SCARE ME BECAUSE IT WAS SO FAR UP IN THE SKY. I WENT IN THE HOUSE AND WITH MUCH EXCITEMENT TOLD CARRIE WHAT I HAD JUST SEEN. SHE DIDN'T SEEM INTERESTED SO I HAD TO TELL SOMEONE WHO SHARED MY ENTHUSIASM AND KNEW ENOUGH ABOUT AIRCRAFT AND TECHNOLOGY TO KNOW THIS WASN'T NORMAL! SO I CALLED MY BROTHER IN BOWLING GREEN OHIO AND EXPLAINED IT TO HIM. LUCKY FOR ME HE SEEMED INTERESTED OR I WOULD HAVE HAD TO CALL SOMEONE ELSE! FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE READING THIS WITH GREAT INTEREST I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO REMEMBER THE EXACT DATE WITH A LITTLE RESEARCH I COULD NARROW IT DOWN TO THE CORRECT MONTH, WEEK, AND WITH PHONE RECORDS THE TIME AND DAY THIS HAPPENED. ANOTHER NOTE: RECENTLY (YESTERDAY)ON THE DISCOVERY CANNE! L I SAW A CLIP OF VIDEO NASA RELEASED WITH MANY SIMILARITIES. IT WAS SHOT FROM THE SPACE SHUTTLE THERE WAS ALSO SOME INTERESTING AUDIO ON THE CLIP.