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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/22/2004 22:29 (Entered as : 07/22/1904 22:29)
Reported: 7/22/2004 8:51:10 PM 20:51
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Lincoln, NE
Shape: Other
Duration: 3 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
4th observation of a light above my skies in pattern

While standing on my 3rd floor balcony facing S-SE, I observed a single object approx. 3-5 miles away, at 22:29 hrs. The object at its distance would be as bright as a garage flood light about 50 ft away. It seems to stay low to the horizon, and a variably slow straight heading. This is now the 4th occurence I have had so far. There are only 2 quirks about this I have noticed. I am now keeping notes of when i see it and what it does. Then i noticed tonite, that the moon was out, waxing crescent. The last time i saw it, the moon was at half phase. The last thing was that soon after I observe the object, a plane or chopper of some type, appears from the direction of our local airport which is southwest of here. Once that plane is airborne and climbing, the object begins immediately, almost, move in the opposite direction of the plane, until I lose sight of it in a treeline or building height. Tonite however, the craft was about a ruler and ahalf away from the first plane following(holding a ruler to the sky), then two more planes or choppers(they had a distinct red light on each) joined in, but the object was too far ahead and they seemed to give up and turn due south. The object still headed into the west, until i lost it in the treeline. I happen to catch this object when i step out into my balcony for a smoke. The last thing which i doubt is possible, i took my office sized(3inch) laser pointer with me the third time i saw this object(early last week) and pointed where i thought wsa directly at the object and it suddenly sped up, moving at a constant distance until it disappeared in the trees once again. Although when i first see the object its moving away from the same location in the horizon each time, which is in between two towers of sorts with 3 red lights each. The space between is where i first observed the object last month, and i believe i saw it lift from the ground(horizon at that distance), and continually head west as all the other times. I am 26 yrs old and originally from New Jersey. I am in the field of Security and i also do some work from home. I am a deeply studied person in UFO's and phenomenon. I believe i was in sound mind each of the times I have seen this lit object. The color of the light that this object is would be a pale yello, leaning towards white, and sometimes will seem to pulsate. I hope this story gives a good idea of what may be in my home state of Nebraska, which I dont doubt carries many mysteries.

Thank you and keeps your eyes to the skyes. ((name deleted))