September 16th 2003

Name: Stephen B.

Location: Sykesville, Maryland, U.S.A.

Date: Tuesday, 09/16/03 8:30 pm, local Eastern time

Approach Direction: N/A (appeared to be hovering)

Departure Direction: N/A (appeared to be hovering)

Witness Direction: East South-east

Description: Maryland UFO sighting 9/16/03, 8:30 pm

I was walking outside around 8:30 PM, and saw what appeared to be a UFO hovering in the sky. It looked like it was in the shape of a saucer. I ran back to the house and got a pair of binoculars and upon further inspection saw that it definitely had more than one light. I tried focusing and counting the lights on the object. I counted about 8 to 10 bright yellow lights around the perimeter of the UFO and one large, dim one in the very center underneath the object. It was dark, but the moon gave me enough light to tell that it was in the shape of a disk or saucer. It seemed to be tilted at about a forty-five degree angle to the left. After watching it for a while I saw it shift positions. It had turned in the opposite direction and was then facing to the right. So I told everybody in the house and we all drove closer to get a better look at it. Then I saw it shift again, this time it was straight up and down like some other sightings were reported to be. Again it moved. It was turned to the right as before.

The object remained stationary in the sky and appeared to be hovering. I live in the Sykesville, Maryland area and from our neighborhood appeared to have a bearing of approximately 060 degrees East South East and have an elevation angle of about 030 degrees. There are absolutely no buildings or towers in that direction and the object wasn’t moving, so it wasn’t a plane. The only other possible explanation would be if the object I saw was a planet, but not only was it much too bright, but I could see more than light.

Color/Shape: Color unknown, Saucer shaped with dome on top. Multiple bright lights around perimeter of disc, with large dim light on bottom of object.

Height & Speed: N/A (appeared to be hovering)

TV/Radio/Press: Not to my knowledge

[This sighting was reported in UFO Roundup Volume 8 Number 36


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