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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/15/1993 17:30 (Entered as : 07/15/93 17:30)
Reported: 4/16/2002 11:57:56 AM 11:57
Posted: 4/25/2002
Location: Elkton, MD
Shape: Light
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object landed
A light descended slowly into the Elk River, just off the Chesapeake Bay.

Coming off the Chesapeake Bay onto the Elk River on our boat, my father and I watched a bright light descend from the sky in a controlled manor and enter the water about half a mile in front of us. Confused and thinking perhaps a plane had crashed (although like I said, it came down slowly and under control) we proceeded over to the area but found no wreckage and no evidence of anything in the water (ie. lights). The object didn't disappear behind the curvature of the earth because there were trees in the distance behind it that it definitely passed in front of, giving us a reference point as to it's location. Neither of us had been drinking, we were left totally baffled. The Elk River is a well traveled river, it has a very deep channel and is used by freighters passing through on their way to Baltimore and is also very close to Aberdeen Military Proving Grounds. Other residents in the area have stories of strange things they see including odd looking crafts in the s! ky moving at unusually fast speeds (or sometimes just hovering) and doing outrageous maneuvers such as sharp, sudden turns.

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate. PD))