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Occurred : 7/14/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 07/14/01 21:00)
Reported: 7/18/2001 03:08
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Great Cacapon, WV
Shape: Light
Duration:10 mins.
Bright disappearing lights in sky near Great Cacapon, WV 7/14/01

My wife and I were sitting outside on the evening of 7/14/01 at around 9 pm near Great Cacapon, WV. I was looking down into the Potomac River valley to the north towards Little Orleans, Maryland. I noticed what I first believed to be a bright star or planet well above the horizon line. It caught my attention, either because of its unusual brightness or a vague perception of movement. While I was watching it, it suddenly disappeared. My wife had not been watching, and I described to her what I had seen, and commented on its oddity. A few minutes later, I observed the same light. I pointed towards it, and said "there!" My wife looked up and saw the light. It remained for approximately 3-5 seconds, then again suddeny disappeared. It was too large and bright to be an airplane, and the suddeness of its disappearance was its most remarkable feature. It was also well-above the horizon and could not have been an object on the ground.