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Occurred : 7/19/2003 14:15 (Entered as : 07/19/03 14:15)
Reported: 7/19/2003 11:44:36 AM 11:44
Posted: 7/23/2003
Location: Ford City, PA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15 seconds
At 14:15 P.M. over Ford City, PA, 40 miles NE of Pittsburgh, I saw a pale object moving at a rapid pace from the NW to the SE.

On Saturday, July 19th, 2003, at approximately 14:15 EST, I witnessed an object high in the sky, going from northwest to the southeast in the skies over Ford City, PA. Ford City is approximately 40 miles northeast of Pittsburgh along the Allegheny River. At first, I thought it was nothing more than a plastic bag, or balloon caught in a stream of wind. However, as I kept looking I noticed the object was moving much too fast of a pace to be a balloon, or a plastic bag. Also, the object moved in a consistent, smooth, straight line. To the best of my knowledge, plastic bags and balloons wouldn't behave in such a manner.

I can't determine how high the object was, but I know that I had to strain my eyes to see it, suggesting that it was pretty high. Also, I wasn't able to determine its size. I saw no beams or lights being emitted from the object. The object was very light, whitish in color. I tried to make out the shape, but it seemed to shift in shape, from box-shaped, to triangular, hence I thought it may be a plastic bag.

At the time of the sighting, the weather is absolutely perfect. Crystal-clear, blue skies, with very few clouds and low humidity. There was no sound or contrail, so I know it wasn't any kind of jet or helicopter. Furthermore, the object covered about 130 degrees of sky in about 15 seconds.

I'd be very interested in knowing if anyone else in either Allegheny, Armstrong, Westmoreland, or Indiana counties observed this event as well.

I prefer not to be contacted by phone, but I wouldn't mind being contacted by e-mail, so please do so.