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Occurred : 1/16/2001 06:30 (Entered as : 1/16/01 6:30 am)
Reported: 1/16/2001 14:39
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Ithaca, NY
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 min
I saw a brilliant sphere, that a search light came out of...the search light went out, and the sphere disappeared.

I was going to work and had stopped at a stop sign. When I crossed the road I was drawn to look to my left. I stopped my car as I saw in the sky, a brilliant white sphere across the lake. I sat there watching it, amazed. All of a sudden a search light came out of it, it was shinning on the clouds in front and to the sides of it. I just sat there watching it. The search light went out, and within seconds, the bright sphere went out. I sat a while longer waiting to see if there were blinking lights which would have made it a plane...there were none. There was also no noise of any kind to be heard. When planes fly on that side of the lake, it echo's to our side. No noise, and the object was gone. I asked at work if anyone had seen it, butno one had noticed it.