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Occurred : 9/6/1999 03:00 (Entered as : 09/06/99 03:00)
Reported: 4/8/2001 07:26
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Columbia, NH
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Very bright stationary light which decreased in intensity just over wooded ridge.

My wife & I owne property and a barn in Columbia although we do not live there. In September of 99 we were painting the barn and staying over there for a couple of days. On the night in question I woke up at about 3 am needing to relieve myself and went outside. It was a very clear night - lots of stars, no moon. This is a very rural area and in the direction I was faceing (NE) there are very few ground lights. I at once noticed a very bright white light over a wooded ridge about 1/3 of a mile distant it was just at the tops of the trees and I could see the tops of a couple of pine trees in front of the lower half of the light. The light did not move and I could not imagion what it could be. After watching it for two to three minutes it suddenly decreased in intensity to about one tenth of its origional brilliance and remained at that level as I watched it for another several minutes. At this point I was getting very cold and went back in to bed (to sleepin bag). The next year, late in the Spring, I walked to the ridge which has a large clearing in front of it from logging. I found nothing at all to account for the light. I have never seen the light again although I look for it every time I am up in Columbia which is 4 to 6 times a year sometimes staying two to four days to work on the property.