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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/27/2001 19:40 (Entered as : 012701 1940)
Reported: 1/30/2001 20:02
Posted: 2/18/2001
Location: Reno, NV
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 3 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
An object with lights blinking in succession moving very slowly over Reno Nevada Saturday night, January 27, 2001.

My son and I were driving and we saw an object in the sky that was moving very slow. It didn't look like an airplane because of the way the lights were. They were blinking on and off from the right and from the left side. The lights were coming on in succession from the right side and the left side. It seemed to have 2 sets of lights, one on the left and one on the right. There appeared to be about 5 lights on each side. I think at the same time. The lights were a white color, nothing unusual. There were trees in the way and we were trying to find a place to pull over so we could just watch this thing, by the time we went up and over the hill (lost sight of it behind the trees), it was gone. We pulled over anyway and watched for a few minutes and it was no where to be seen. There was only one of them. We were wondering if anyone else saw the same thing. Thank you. ((name deleted)) in Reno Nevada

((NUFORC Note: Report seems reminiscent to us of the blimp. We would be grateful if anyone could confirm whether there may have been a blimp "in residence" at Reno on this date. PD))