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Occurred : 3/13/2004 18:30 (Entered as : 03/13/2004 18:30)
Reported: 3/15/2004 1:29:30 PM 13:29
Posted: 3/17/2004
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Shape: Other
Duration:30 seconds
two-tiered configeration (like a chandelier) of bright lights perhaps one tenth the size of full moon hovering

My wife and I were traveling northeast on Route 81 at perhaps 65 mph at about 6:30 pm pn March 13, 2004. We were north of Martinsburg headed toward the Potomac River bridge crossing into Maryland. It was twilight. My wife first saw the configeration of lights to our northeast (at about 45 degrees), then I saw it. It looked like a chandelier of evenly spaced lights, two tiered with perhaps five lights visible on the top tier and perhaps four lights on the bottom. The object just hovered, then it disappeared. I saw it for maybe 20 seconds; my wife saw it a bit longer. There may have been a wisp of exhaust/smole/cloud where it had been. We both were dumbfounded. I am a retired Dept. of Defense research analyst with training in missile and space systems, but I have never viewed anything like this in my 39-year career.

((NUFORC Note: We are impressed with this report, and by the alleged credentials of the witness. However, even though the witness submitted the same report twice, he indicated an e-address which is defective, and he provides not telephone number where he can be reached. We would very much like to speak with him, but we have no contact information, if in fact this is a serious-minded report. PD))