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Occurred : 7/24/2009 22:15 (Entered as : 07/24/09 22:15)
Reported: 8/5/2009 9:34:45 AM 09:34
Posted: 8/5/2009
Location: Middlebourne, WV
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
Two strange lights in the sky over WV.

My children and I were participating in a local Relay for Life event and were walking around the track during the candlelight ceremony. At the far end of the track, I turned to look up at the stars facing slightly southwest. I noticed a very bright "star" and figured it was a planet. It looked like Venus. Then I noticed that it was moving slowly. My oldest (19) also started to watch it. It was a steady light – I kept waiting for it to blink (like an airplane). (Of course, the youngest started watching too. We didn’t discuss "what" we were seeing until everything was over.) Anyhow, back to the light.

The light was moving and I kept following it. Then a smaller "light" started moving in the same path. The smaller light started to "gain" on the larger light. (Neither one blinked like a plane.) Just when the smaller one looked like it was going to overtake the big one, it just disappeared. I continued to watch the larger light (and looking for the s! maller one to re-emerge). Then the bigger light did the same thing, just disappeared. While this was going on, a large commercial aircraft was flying south (it was blinking lights like a normal plane). I also did see a meteorite (shooting star), but it had an arc to it and did not look the same as the "lights."

((NUFORC Note: Overflight of ISS. PD))