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Occurred : 5/13/1999 19:00 (Entered as : 5/13/99 19:00)
Reported: 5/14/1999 21:43
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Bellevue, NE
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 hr.
A Sphere or Cirle As bright as a star hover atleast 40-60,000 Ft.

I was sitting on my parent's back porch watching a plane traveling North to South when I saw a bright light in the sky. At first I thought it was a star, but it was 19:00 hrs, with the sun well above the horizon. It was too early to be seeing stars. So I got a pair of field glasses and got a better look. It was a bright circle with something dark brown or red on one side of the circle. During the course of my observations I saw several commercial aircrafts travel at appox. 30-40,000 ft, It appeared that this object was well above this altitude. I was able to observe the object for approx. 1 hr. Both my parents also witnessed the object. It could have been a weather balloon, I've never seen one before. But my guess is you wouldn't be able to observe one for that long. Nor would it be as large as I would think this object must have been. My guess is 2-3 times larger than a airliner. Eventually I saw it disappear like a light going out. During the course of the 1hr. the object did travel some distance across the sky, no more that 3 fists from an extended arm. Personal biography: This is the first sighting I've ever seen. I would not dismiss the Idea that it was a weather balloon ascending out of sight. My education is BSBA, MBA, I am a financial analyst for a national law firm, my father is a retired M.D. and my mother is a homemaker.

((NUFORC: Venus may be visible in the western sky at this hour, but we do not have any explanation for why it would have suddenly disappeared from sight.))