Occurred: 1997-04-24 01:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 1998-02-17 00:00 Pacific
Duration: ~2:00 min.
No of observers: 2

Location: Clarion, PA, USA

Shape: Light


It was a partly cloudy night in April 1997, the thursday following Easter Sunday. My two friends and I were hanging out on the roof of my college apartment. Two of us were lying down staring up at the sky. I saw this rather bright object in the sky between a break in the clouds. It was blue in color and aparently stationary. I thought it was a star. It then slowly disappeared as if it had "winked". My friend was evidently looking at the same object. It then "winked" back, and we could see the light again. It "winked" off, and then on again. Then it seemed to shoot off in a southwesterly direction. I have no idea what it was.

My summary description basically states all of what I had observed. Being that I perceived the object to be simply a blue light high in the sky may seem a bit obscure as far as descriptions are concerned, but that is simply what it appeared to be. Because I was in the middle of town where street lights abound, I do not beleive that either my friend or I could have resolved the object any more so due to the interference of the extraneous lights. Pertaining to the observers, I would consider both of us to be at least highly open-minded individuals. I, myself, have always had taken interest in supernatural/paranormal phenomena, although I cannot remember experiencing close encounters in my past.

Posted 1999-01-28

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