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Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/4/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 01/04/01 22:00)
Reported: 1/6/2001 07:12
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Raleigh, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
Blinking light zig-zags and merges with a star.

While looking at the night sky I noticed a blinking light that looked much like the other stars. At fist I thought it was a plane because it was moving slowly in a horizontal line. After moving for 30 seconds, it started to zig zag slowly downward, the loop back to it's original position. It moved horizontally again for about a minute. Then, it curved downward, much like a shooting star but to slower. It continuted to arc downward directly into another star. It appeard to merge with the star and never re appeared. That particular star remains visible in the night sky. During this time I also saw 2 small planes fly over.