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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/18/2002 05:45 (Entered as : 01/18/02 5:45)
Reported: 1/23/2002 12:35:35 PM 12:35
Posted: 1/29/2002
Location: Hamilton (Canada), ON
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object made a sound
lights in a seemingly semi-circle pattern; an 'X' outline on the vessels underbelly with white lights and a red light

I was partying at a friend's house on Friday January 18. Everyone had fallen asleep by about 5:00AM and i was the only one left awake . I decided to clean up my friend's rather attrocious house and this required taking the garbage outside to the garbage bin. It was a somewhat clear night with only a few clouds in the sky. There wasn't anyone up and the streets were silent. As I placed the garbage bags into the bin I noticed a bright light far away on the horizon. I remember only glancing at the sight as I assumed it was merely a plane or chopper. It should be noted that I had previously been a skeptic when it came to UFO sightingings. As I turned to enter the house the light began an unbelievable ascent into the sky. I say unbelievable because of the rate at which the object could climb. It was at this very moment that I first entertained the notion of this vessel being an unidentified flying object. The light seemed to be emanating from one source but if I glanced away for the briefest moment the light appeared to be made up of mutiple lights that were arranged in a semi-circle pattern. The object had risen to an enormous height in the sky and I thought it was going to disappear into the night when suddenly it began a descent with the velocity at which it had previously risen. I remember a feeling of fright coming over me. As a rational person I was terrified at the notion that something inexplicable could exist, and yet here it was before me. The object appeared to be coming in my direction as it descended. I lost sight of the object for a second and then it re-appeared directly overhead. I estimate it must have been about a mile-and-a-half above the ground. It sliced through the clouds effortlessly and as soon as it had appeared overhead, it was gone. The underpannel was marked with an 'X' and had white lights outlining this shape. There appeared to be a red light moving around the object in a circular pattern. I remember hearing a low buzzing sound that accompanied the vessel as it flew overhead. ! I was co mpletely overwhelmed and spent the remainder of the morning debating whether i had actually seen what i had thought i had seen and whether or not it would be worth telling anyone at all.