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Occurred : 9/13/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 10/13/01 22:00)
Reported: 1/30/2009 8:30:27 AM 08:30
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Berne, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:2-3 minutes
Bright blue-white light hovers then soars OUT of atmosphere 2 days after 9/11 when planes were grounded

It was a couple days after 9/11 and I went outside at approximately 22:00 to view the night sky. I figured it was a unique opportunity to look up and see no man-made lights considering all planes were supposedly grounded due to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

I live in the country and so our sky is very dark. I was looking northwest (10 o’clock) when I saw a steady, non-blinking, blue-white light, like a very large star, moving across the sky northward. It had no tail so I don‘t believe it was a comet or flare. The bright star-like object was proceeding at a rate much quicker than any jet I had ever seen. The light then stopped moving (1 o’clock). It hovered and did not move for about half a minute. Then it quickly soared OUT! Not north, south, east or west, but out - as in towards the heavens.

((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the witness might have observed the International Space Station. Her description is not inconsistent with that possibility, we believe. PD))