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Mechanicsburg, PA

Sighted on Saturday 03. January 2009
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Shape: Unknown | Duration: 5 - 10 minutes
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Bright flashing object moves silently above Mechanicsburg, PA, with erraitc cursive-like motions.To whom this may concern: On Saturday, January 3rd, 2009, I believe that perhaps I may have seen an unidentified object moving in the sky last night around 20:30 or 8:30 pm EST in the skies of Mechanicsburg, PA. I was outside in my backyard on my deck for about 10 minutes. During that time I noticed how beautiful the sky looked and began to gaze up at it while I finished my cigarette. I noticed planes in the sky and I am fairly familiar with the different lights used on commercial and private aircraft, and what I saw in the air was strangely disturbing. While star gazing I remember looking away from the stars, and when I looked back the first thing that caught my eye was a fast and bright strobe-like light moving in the general direction towards Carlisle, PA. Once I saw this strange light I was intrigued and the first thing I thought was that it was just a plane with a spectacular lighting pattern and colors of dark yellow, red, and white – no greens and blues normally associated with standard civilian aircraft. What made me change my mind and become a little nervous was the movement it began to make as it traveled across the sky. At first it seemed to maintain a steady flight pattern, but soon the object (at this point I had a feeling it wasn’t any plane that I was familiar with) began to make a very random, quick yet smooth motions that omitted absolutely no sound. It almost looked as if it were making cursive motions that one could associate with the writing style. However, even with the awkward motions the object continued to move in the general direction of NE-SW, until I looked away again. When I looked back to same area it once was, the object had moved surprisingly to a position higher in sky (not altitude but degree – altitude seemed to be constant) and was now heading more for a NW route. That’s when denial struck, and as I was the only outside (my friend was playing guitar in the basement) I didn’t really want to be out there by myself it was a little eerie, and the object i! n the sk y wasn’t necessarily the most comfortable thing to floating around above me at the time so I went inside. That was the end of my very first sighting, and hopefully my last.

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