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Occurred : 9/12/2004 03:00 (Entered as : 09/12/2004 3:00)
Reported: 9/29/2004 6:38:18 PM 18:38
Posted: 10/27/2004
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Shape: Oval
Duration:3 hours
Very Distant odd luminous light hangs in the Night sky for a number of hours moving slowly,Fades n disappears.

I was in the passenger seat of my Girlfriends car driving to a convenience store for some late night/early morning grocery shopping. We were heading north on College Rd. when an intensely bright light appeared in the sky. The light seemed very distant, but it radiated a strong diamond like glow. I must reiterate that it seemed very distant and at first glance appeared to be a planet shining very brightly. It stayed in the same place for the next five minutes as we continued north on college Rd. We decided to stop and observe the object because of the luminosity it possessed. A radar tower blinked red directly below the object, only the tower was closer to where we were parked and the object was at a very high altitude and many miles away. I mention the tower because i was able to notice that the bright object was slowing moving to the west to the left of the tower, my friend and I could see the object no longer was inline with the top of the tower. We watched for the next hour noticing faint variation in light and brightness as well as slow movement. After another hour the light got faint as if it were moving away from out spot, it got brighter for a short time moved about erratically then begin to get smaller and smaller until it faded altogether. The following half hour my friend and I observed two more occurences of the light appearing very dimly a good ways above the surrounding hills then disappearing from sight. I was completely blown away by this because the light emitted a glow that looked more akin to a flash light shined through a fancy diamond, rather then the light a star produces. I was also in aww at the fact that it stayed relatively in the same place for a number of hours then began to move and eventually got smaller and smaller until it faded completely.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witnesses may have observed a celestial body, perhaps a twinkling star. There is a very bright, very chromatic star in the northeastern sky currently, which may have been the cause of the sighting. PD))