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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/1973 00:00 (Entered as : 07/01/7? 0:00)
Reported: 1/5/2007 7:26:18 AM 07:26
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Erie, PA
Shape: Light
Duration:1/2 hour
War of the Worlds

It was the early 70's. It got very hot at night and we used to sleep every night in tents in the back yard to stay cool. We were sitting beside our tent and I looked up at the stars as I always loved to look at them. There was a red star that caught my eye and all of a sudden, a red light about the same size of the star came from it and moved at least 5 time faster across the sky than any plane I ever saw to this day. I ran in the house to tell my grandmother about it. She came out within seconds and it had already reached the other side of the house. We were all in awe over this and then all of a sudden there were many of these lights all looking like they were coming from every star in the sky. It was really weird because they all looked like they were the same color of the twinkling star they came from. This was definately not a meteor shower. I watch them every chance I can. All the lights moved from one end of the sky to the other crossing each others path as if they were just missing each other. They never left a trail and just looked like stars moving across the sky. The lights never went out and it lasted at least a half hour. They never blinked like the stars they seemed to have came from.

It kind of freak my other family members and after a small amount of time they would not even admit it happened. There was a write-up in the paper shortly after that, that many people had saw the same thing. I can't remember exactly what the article said but I know they didn't have and explaination of what they were.

After awhile they started to get dimmer until they all disappeared. It was definately an experience I will never forget.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))