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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1979 21:00 (Entered as : 1979 21:00)
Reported: 1/18/2017 6:20:45 PM 18:20
Posted: 1/19/2017
Location: Wheaton, MD
Shape: Light
Duration:4 seconds
Single bright light that flew across horizon very fast, in a straight line, leaving no tail or noise behind.

I remember it was a clear night with many stars visible. I was facing the east, talking to a couple of my teenage friends, when I suddenly saw a large bright light such as an extremely large bright star, fly from the east (the direction I was facing), to the west, at a very high rate of speed, in a clear straight line, with no tail left behind (such as a meteor hitting the earth's atmosphere). There was no noise as it flew across the sky. I knew it was not an airplane or meteor. Unfortunately there was a house that blocked my view when it flew past to the west.

I quickly ran behind the house to see it but it had already disappeared in the western tree-filled horizon. I was so amazed by this sight that I yelled to my friends, "Did you guys see that?!" Because it moved so fast, they missed the entire event. It has been almost 38 years and I still have not forgotten the incident. I even tell my kids about it to this day.

I only recently saw this ability to tell my story, so I am adding it now.

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))