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Occurred : 1/23/2001 17:40 (Entered as : 1/23/01 17:40)
Reported: 1/23/2001 15:52
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Rahway, NJ
Shape: Light
Duration:15 seconds
Two stationary lights shone then faded out in the evening sky near Venus.

During my daily fitness walk in a county park I looked up at the perfectly clear blue sky noticing that as evening approached the stars and planets were beginning to show. A short distance east of Venus I saw two lights close together about the width of my thumb held at arms length. The light to the right was brighter and faded slowly out. The light on the left faded and brightened a few times then went out. Both lights were stationary. Shortly after they vanished a commercial airliner flew over where they were. The lights were circular and had a pale yellow or golden hue. They were slightly less brilliant than Venus and had a softer definition with some haze around them. I am a fine art conservator with a keen sense of observation. I am also an avid skywatcher and have been interested in UFOs since my first sighting in 1967.

((NUFORC Note: Witness may have observed landing lights on approaching commercial airliners, but that is a guess. PD))