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Occurred : 8/27/1999 20:58 (Entered as : 08/27/1999 20:58)
Reported: 8/30/1999 14:41
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Southfield, MI
Shape: Light
Duration:50 seconds
Extremly bright white light (strong enough to hurt your eyes) twice the size of Venus or Jupiter, moving slowly from NWest to SWest direction. After approx. 20 seconds it instantly "shut down", temporarily leaving a white radiance behind where the bright light was, changing to brightness of a regular star as it slowly moved and faded out of sight in the Southwest.

While watering my flowers outside just before 9:00pm EDST I happened to look directly up at the sky and saw an extremly bright white light. The light was so strong it hurt my eyes. It was twice the size of Venus or Jupiter, moving slowly from the NorthWest to the SouthEast direction directly overhead. After approx. 20 seconds it instantly "shut down", and changed to emitting light like Venus while still moving slowly to the SouthEast. This action left a temporary pale white radiance surrounding the light it was now emitting as the object slowly moved. The weather was warm, I saw no clouds and no moon in the sky at the time. As it slowly moved, it began to slowly fade in intensity until it was gone. The entire sighting was very short less than a minute. Approximately three months ago I saw something similar, the object was slowly moving from East to West. The brightness was that of a small star. It caught my eye because of its slow movement and it too, gradually faded in br! ightness until I could no longer see it. There were no clouds in the area and I do not remember if there was a moon that night. It was shortly after sunset, but before 9:30pm EDST.