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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/11/2002 21:10 (Entered as : 04/11/02 21:10)
Reported: 4/14/2002 2:07:04 PM 14:07
Posted: 4/25/2002
Location: Watertown, NY
Shape: Other
Duration: 15-20 secs.
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
flashing object moving north across constellation Leo, then turning sharply to the west (a 90% turn).

My son and I were looking for galaxies through our telescope in the constellation Leo when suddenly we noticed an object moving directly across it to the North. At first I didn't think anything of it because that night we had seen three planes and five satellites crossing the sky in the same area. This object flashed a strange bluish-white light that gave off a sharp triangular appearance. I soon realized that it couldn't have been a plane because those give off repetative rythmical flashes. This object's flash was not like that. It would flash, pause a second, flash two or three times, pause a couple seconds, then back to one flash, then one long pause, then flash again. It just repeated like this, very unrandomly for about 7 or 8 secs. Then suddenly and without warning it made a sharp and quick 90% turn west, flashed again, then was gone. I also noticed that when it wasn't flashing, the object seemed to have a grayish-metallic spherical appearance to it. I don't know what I saw, I just know I've never seen anything like it before. I should also probably mention that an aircraft came to the exact position of this object. It arrived only seconds after it left.