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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/23/1999 21:30 (Entered as : 03-23-99 21:30)
Reported: 11/12/1999 18:31
Posted: 11/17/1999
Location: Newport, KY
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Witnessed luminous bright blue sphere descend into city of Newport, KY.

I was travelling northbound on I-471 towards Cincinnati and witnessed the sphere mentioned above travelling northwest. Sphere was bright blue and translucent. Size could not be determined, but smaller than an automobile. I first thought the light my be a reflection in my windshield; I looked back to see if there were such a light and there was not. I then thought it might be a small meteorite, but because of it's translucence and because I have witnessed several of these in my lifetime, I knew that it was not. Further, it's trajectory was not consistent with all the other meteorites I had seen previously. Lastly, I can also state that the weather was such that I knew it was not ball lightning. The object travelled very slowly and as it started to descend over and into the city of Newport, the light simply blinked out--it was definitely the strangest thing I've ever seen. It was definitely NOT a "alien aircraft", but rather I believe some sort of atmospheric event that has yet to be explained. I would compare it to the same sort of events that appear to precipitate seismic activity on the West Coast. Of course, I can testify that Cincinnati doesn't have quite the same seismic activity as Los Angeles. I was alone, so nobody can verify my claim. (Note: I've supplied my name,address,and phone# below, but there is no need to contact me unless you deem it necessary)