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Occurred : 10/31/2002 22:30 (Entered as : 10/31/02 22:30)
Reported: 12/28/2006 1:22:15 AM 01:22
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Shepherdstown, WV
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 minutes
UFO over Shepherdstown, WV on 10/31/02

I saw a craft similar to the picture - http://www.nuforc.org/S53138.jpg - hovering over Shepherdstown, WV, while traveling from Sharpsburg, MD, on Rt. 34 near the Antietam Battlefield. It seemed to hover for about five minutes. It was hazy out & the lights appeared to fade back up through the haze after a few minutes. Assumed haze was normal, but on the MD side of the Potomac River (that seperates WV & MD in that area) was clear.

However, I thought the red dot in the center might have been a plane, as the triangular lights appeared to move and rotate in synch, but I remember the red dot moving seperately. The craft was at least as large as described in the picture, as it appeared over the town of Shepherdstown, WV, while I was about a mile away from where it would have been hovering.

On a randon side note, there is a Government Wildlife Area that is fenced off, but does have an above ground facility (can't remember the name off hand). When I just tried to find it on MapQuest, there is no reference to it. People in Shepherdstown report black helicopters and SUVs frequently, especially on 9-11-01.


((NUFORC Note: Date of sighting may be approximate, although the witness does not indicate that fact. PD))