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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/4/2009 02:56 (Entered as : 07/04/09 02:56)
Reported: 7/4/2009 4:53:11 PM 16:53
Posted: 8/5/2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 2 minuets
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
On 7-4-2009 I observed a dark gray object over the city of Philadelphia for 2 minuets between 2:56am to 2:58am. It was very high traveling from north to south directly overhead and had no sound. It had 2 lights, one on each wing that were not blinking and as bright as the stars around them. The object blocked out the stars as it moved and you could just make out its silhouetted in the dark blue of the skies background. It was elongated (Cigar shaped) with a bulge in the middle. At arm's length it was the length of my thumb. Just before I lost sight of it I observed it tilt up and it quickly faded into the darkness of the sky. In my opinion it was very large but I canít give an estimate of its size or its distance.

I am 50 years old, I have been star gazing all of my life and have never seen anything like this before.