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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/10/1980 23:00 (Entered as : 7/10/1980 23:00)
Reported: 8/19/2014 5:18:26 AM 05:18
Posted: 8/22/2014
Location: Ridgefield, WA
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
A bright light orb, flies in a Z pattern.

I was laying in our back yard. It was a clear night and I was looking at the stars.

All of a sudden, this round light raced across the sky. It appeared to be in our outer atmosphere. The light was as bright as the stars, but the size, if I held a No. 2 pencil out, the size was the roundness of the eraser. Measuring from where I was, it travelled a straight line about eight inches, and then stopped, and at an angle like a V, travelled another straight eight inches, and stopped, and a V again, travelled another eight inches, and then disappeared. The pattern was a Z pattern.

That is it. I can not identify it. It was way to fast for a helicopter, Jet, or even a rocket. Plus it stopped for an instant and changed directions. Twice.

So it was not a meteor, and it was not a satellite.