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Occurred : 7/16/2000 22:50 (Entered as : 07/16/00 22:50)
Reported: 7/22/2000 07:40
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Rockford, IN
Shape: Oval
Duration:6 MIN
At first appeared in the western sky and was mistaken as a star. Until I saw movement. Moving from west to east at varied speeds. From complete stops, to short bursts at high speed. Becoming larger and brighter as it moved closer. While watching and trying to determine what it was. A military jet was approaching from the east. The jet then passed at a lower altitude, and moved to the west of the object.The jet then made a left turn and gaining altitude, established a direct course toward the object. The jet was closing in on the object at a high rate of speed. Then the object accelerated away form the jet at about 4 to 5 times the speed of the jet. Then it appeared as though the object stopped. But it actually changed direction and started moving out to space until it was no longer visable. The jet proceeded in an easterly direction. There were no lights whatsoever on the object.