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Occurred : 9/19/2009 19:52 (Entered as : 091909 19:52)
Reported: 9/19/2009 5:27:55 PM 17:27
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: West Chester, PA
Shape: Cone
Duration:1-2 minutes
A white circle of light with a lighter, cone-shaped light underneath it; the circle disappeared the cone shape faded to a "cloud"

At approximately 7:52 PM on Saturday, September 19, 2009, I took my dogs outside to our backyard. Once they were in the yard, I turned around toward the driveway, for no apparent reason, and looked up at the sky. That is when I saw a bright white circle with a cone-shaped light shining underneath it. It was hovering over one area. The circle was brighter than the light underneath it. At first I thought it was a star, because other stars were in the sky, but then I realized it was much too big to be a star. I ran inside to get my husband, but by the time we got back outside (less than 10 seconds), the circle of light had disappeared. There was, however, a very faint bit of light remaining that looked like a cloud. The remaining light was initially the cone-shape that was there when the circle of light was still visible, but once the circle disappeared, the cone-shape also dissipated. I told my husband that it must’ve just been a plane passing through a! cloud, but then I realized there were no clouds in the sky and no plane ever reappeared, as it would after it passed through the cloud. My husband said, “there’s a cloud right there,” but what he thought was a cloud was actually the fading light that remained after the circle disappeared. I waited for about 5 minutes by myself to see if it returned, but it did not. The “cloud” completely disappeared after about 2 minutes.

((NUFORC Note: Missile launch. PD))