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Occurred : 7/21/2006 22:00 (Entered as : 07/21/06 22:00)
Reported: 7/25/2006 3:54:55 PM 15:54
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Sonoma, CA
Shape: Flash
Duration:30 seconds
Large Orb Expands, Then Vanishes

I was sitting outside on a hot evening, looking at the sky towards the NNW. I noticed an object that appeared to be a large and bright star, similar to what Venus would look like at its brightest. Within a few seconds, this object expanded, became bigger and even brighter, then suddenly disappeared. I watched the area for a while longer, but saw nothing re-appear, nothing else unusual. This object never became unnaturally large or bright, but it was odd in that it increased in size before completely vanishing.