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Occurred : 7/4/2000 02:30 (Entered as : 07/04/00 02:30)
Reported: 7/4/2000 03:16
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Shape: Light
Slow moving, solid light moving across the sky, then 30-35 sec. later a light shot down at very high velocity.

I was on my way home from work and happened to look up at the big dipper. There was a light moving across the handle. There was no strobe like you see in general aircraft (which is what caught my eye). The light was roughly the same size and brightness of the stars in the BD handle; in fact, it looked like a slow-moving star. It was slightly below and to the left of the star at the tip of the handle, and moved in a straight line towards the star joining the handle/bowl. Somewhat like it was drawing a hypotenuse across the 3 stars in the handle. At that point it disappeared. I kept watching to see if it might have been a plane that had turned, but I didn't see the light moving after that. About 30-35 seconds after the light disappeared, a light from about the same spot shot downward very quickly, like a shooting star but much higher velocity. If you hold a ruler up at arm's length, I saw the light for about 2-2 1/2 inches, then it disappeared.