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Occurred : 8/10/2001 05:00 (Entered as : 08/10/01 05:00)
Reported: 8/10/2001 10:04
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Shape: Unknown
Duration:90 seconds
Mysterous object sighted in sky.

I am a 61 year old retired teacher, and never experienced any unusual sightings or events before. I do not know if what I saw was a UFO, but it diplayed unusual abilities. I woke up shortly before 5AM EDT, to use the restroom, I had been sleeping since 11PM, there were electrical storms in the area at that time, but none directly overhead. I was looking out the bathroom window at the cloud to cloud lightning coming from the west, the window faced west. I noticed to the northwest what I first thought was a star or planet, but it kept moving in a west to east direction, and as it got closer I believed it to be an aircraft trying to out-run the approaching storm. I saw what I believe to be wing red and green lights on the object which I took as wing markers. All of a sudden the object turned south and dove very rapidly toward the earth, I thought that it was going to crash. It stopped its rapid dive , turned to the north and rapidly climbed into the approaching storm cloud and disappeared.