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Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/20/2001 02:30 (Entered as : 04/20/01 02:30)
Reported: 5/4/2001 06:14
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: Owings Mills, MD
Shape: Flash
Duration:5-7 sec
a stationary object appeared in the sky for 10 seconds and its brightness increased over this time and disappeard w/ a trail of light.

i was sitting with my girlfriend and her friend on my car watching the stars at Soldiers Delight Nature Center lookout point when i saw a bright object that looked out of place amongst the stars. the object was stationary at first and had a low glow surrounding it. i thought it could have been a planet at first until it started to get brighter every second. we were all amazed by this and watched it closely. after about 10-15 seconds it was very bright and then all of a sudden a flash was emitted and it took off extremely fast. behind the object was a medium glow of light, like a tracer. it then disappeared into the sky. the object was large enough for me to see it that far away. i am 18 years old and my friends are around the same age. i have seen a shooting star before and this is not even closely related. i think it had a humming sound, but my radio in my car was on at the time.