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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/16/2001 00:45 (Entered as : 5/16/01 24:45)
Reported: 5/16/2001 19:06
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: Columbia, IL
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 45 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
A rectangular, yellow band of light from an object that made very quick, precise movements in any direction.

The object that i spotted was a rectangular shape and made of yellow light. I could not tell the particular shpae of the object, only that the band of yellow light appeared to be rectangular in shape. The object dipeed down, with very quick & precise movements, it quickly moved from the left to the right, it made circular motions, and it changed direction. I could tell when it turned towards another direction, because i could see less of the yellow band of light. This went on for 45 minutes, it also basically stayed in the same area, though at one point, it turned direction, pointing down, diagonally at a 45 degree angle & quickly zipped down in a diagonal direction. I did not see any other lights, and could not tell the shape, I also could not hear anything from it.

((NUFORC Note: Witness calls again to report that the object apparently was visible again on the evening of Wednesday, 16MY01, although in a different area of the sky, and smaller in appearance. We do not know what the witness was observing. This is the same general area where multiple police officers were witness to a bizarre object on 05JA00. PD))