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Occurred : 12/2/2002 22:00 (Entered as : 12/02/02 10:00)
Reported: 12/4/2002 6:49:46 AM 06:49
Posted: 12/23/2002
Location: Tallahassee (off of I-10), FL
Shape: Light
Duration:2+ Hours
Sighting in Tallahassee

My son and I got stuck in a median while traveling through Tallahassee. I was bored so I was stargazing and noticed a star and it looked strange along the bottom. It was pretty far away but the light it was giving off looked like a beard along the bottom. I asked my son to look at the star and tell me what he saw and he said, "It's moving". I thought he was just playing or seeing things but when I took a closer look, it was in fact moving. It would go rapidly to the left, then the right, and sometimes up and down. Then it started fluttering in small circles like a butterfly. I said to my son, who was amazed at what he was seeing, I wonder if this is the only one. As I started focusing on what looked like stars, I noticed that they were moving too. I counted more than 20 of them all around. The closest ones were in the eastern sky and they would get really close and bright and then pull back and fade away and disappear completely, only to reappear a few seconds later. Some gentleman stopped to try and help us and I asked them if they saw the light moving and they did, but I don't know who they were. I snapped a picture of it with my camera. It had black and white film and I'm not sure how it turned out. When I develop the film, I will mail it in if it turns out.

((NUFORC Note: We note that the sighting may have been the result of looking at celestial bodies, possibly twinkling stars. PD))