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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/8/1998 19:20 (Entered as : 02/08/98 19:20)
Reported: 3/3/1998 06:02
Posted: 1/28/1999
Location: Moundsville, WV
Shape: Light
Duration: 20 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Bright, slow-moving, star-like light

On the date mentioned above, I was observing the night sky with my telescope and a pair of binoculars. After scannining the sky for a few minutes, I noticed an unusually bright star-like object positioned approximately 40 degrees above the southwest horizon. I viewed it with my telescope, then with the binoculars. It then started moving in a northerly direction. After about 5 seconds the light dimmed. It kept travelling north and approximately 15 seconds later, it disappeared. I know this was not an airplane or helecotper because I have seen them through my binoculars before and they( airplanes and helicopters) move much faster. There have been reports in the local newspaper by others who witnessed the same thing to call them to discuss this sighting.