NUFORC Sighting 11161

Occurred: 1970-01-01 00:00 Local
Reported: 1999-11-25 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: New Martinsville, WV, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object

At 5:30pm EST, I was pulling from a side street onto Rt#2 north when i saw what at first appeared to be a star. I stopped my car after I noticed it couldn't be a star because it was too cloudy and the object was moving.

On Nov. 24, 1999 at 5:30pmEST I was just leaving the parking lot of the local video rental store in New Martinsville, WV when a light in the sky caught my attention. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but on this cloudy night it really stood out in the sky. I observed the light dropping below the cloud level then back up into the clouds over and over as it moved across the horizon. At first I thought it was a star, but it was moving. Then I thought it was a plane, but it was moving way too slow. So I stopped my car, got out and watched it move West to East right over the city. Whenever it was directly overhead it didn't change in appearance as I anticipated, and it made no sound whatsoever. My next thought was that it was a helicopter, but there were no flashing lights and it didn't make a sound. I noticed some other people watching this object also so I was not the lone witness. The only way to describe this object is, it was a bright white light, and I couldn't make out a shape.

Posted 1999-11-30

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