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Occurred : 12/26/2003 23:08 (Entered as : 12/26/2003 23:08)
Reported: 12/27/2003 1:16:13 AM 01:16
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Gilroy, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 min
In the northeast sky while star gazing, myself and two buddies overlooked a bright orange light which we first assumed was jupiter. For five minutes we paid no attention to this "Planet" however my peripheral was drawn to its increasing intensity once again. About the size of jupiter, this object burned a bright orangish red. Using a fence post as a fixed object it seemed to be traveling south west indirectly in our direction at a very slow pace It appeared to be growing even more in intensity. Al the while my friend was retrieving a fresh battery for the camcorder. As soon as the battery was placed into the camera the glow seemed to do a standing 180, and over a 15 sec period dimmed and as the camera was turned on it flashed 3 times in 3 second intervals, brightness decreasing each time and that was that.