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Occurred : 5/18/2009 04:18 (Entered as : 05/18/09 4:18)
Reported: 5/20/2009 1:22:23 AM 01:22
Posted: 6/9/2009
Location: Richmond, VA
Shape: Changing
Duration:30 min.
Thought I was seeing a aircraft flying towards me from south to west as I could see 2 lights that I took for wing tip lights. I watch for a couple of minutes and noticed that it was not moving. I watch a short time until I went to retrieve my camera and upon returning within a few minutes it began to seem to become more defined and cigar shape with what seemed to be a small trail. I took several pictures but the object was at a great distance it appeared. The sun was just breaking the horizon and all stars had disappeared but you could still plainly see this object and I live in downtown so the street lights block out quite a bit but this seemed to shine silver and I looked through bonoculars about this time and it seemed to emmit light from the center and expand and contract. I when inside for a minute and came out to see if I could still locate it but it had disappeared. I just walked outside to see if I possible would see it again and I believe I am seeing it again this mornng but more to the south west but still at a 10 oclock angle.I will try to get a better picture or dvd. Could it be the shuttle or space station?

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))