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Occurred : 12/4/2009 17:50 (Entered as : 12/04/09 17:50)
Reported: 12/4/2009 6:13:01 PM 18:13
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: McMurray, PA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:1 hr 40 min
Vertical pinkish light shaft pulsing brighter and duller in night sky for almost 2 hours

U(F)O sighting Friday Dec. 4, 2009 At 17:50 while walking my dog in our neighborhood in McMurray, PA I noticed a stream or stick of light very high in the sky. It seemed to be thin and cylindrical (perhaps cigar, but did not appear to taper at the ends) and was positioned vertically and slightly tilted at the top so that the whole was at an angle. It was very diffuse light (cloud cover?) that seemed peach or pale pink. When studied I noted that areas of the ‘stick’ had pulsing or throbbing light coming from it, again very diffuse so could not be identified as a particular light source. The shaft was alone in the sky without any other light shaft attached (to the ground or elsewhere).

It was in the southeast region of the area and quite high. A small plane flew overhead while I was looking at the ‘stick’ and it was well below the ‘stick’. The object did not move and remained in position. If divided into quarters, the top second quarter was usually hard to see as if blocked by cloud. The light got brighter and duller. I stopped at a neighbor’s house and she and her husband came out and also looked at it and commented on the size, shape, and areas of brighter and duller light. The object was very long and certainly if side by side with the moon would have been at least as tall as the moon. Because it was such a narrow shaft of light it seemed about as thick as a plane jet stream that you can see during the day although perhaps even slimmer than that.

When I checked the sky at about 19:00 hours it was still present, but I could not get a photo with my digital camera. At 19:40 a different neighbor called from her cell phone to chat while walking her dog. I asked her to look in the sky and tell me if she saw the light object. She described a long shaft of light “kind of pink” that’s going “on and off”.

When I went outside to try again to take a photo at 20:10, it was no longer present.