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Occurred : 12/23/2009 03:10 (Entered as : 12/23/09 3:10)
Reported: 12/23/2009 4:43:18 AM 04:43
Posted: 2/14/2010
Location: Chico, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
Bright- non blinking, then dissapearing, lights observed flying over Chico ca area 12/22-12/23 2009.

Location: 12/23/09 West Chico, Ca 95928 I've been going to bed early lately around 9:00 and waking up around 2 to 3 am. Early in the morning of 12/22/09, I went out to have a smoke at around 4:30 am to have a smoke. I looked up to the east side of town to see a light flying from north east to south west. It was bright enough for me to think it may be an airplane, but as I looked for any sign of blinking lights, I found none.

I was excited that finally I had seen something without the blinking lights so I looked on. I was careful to listed for noise of which I heard none. The light then sort of fizzled out and dissapeared. I have seen many satellites, and this was much brighter than that. Almost like a helicopter spot light from a distance with no noise. I really didn't think too much of it at the time.

The next morning 12/23/09, I went out at about 3:10 am to have another smoke. The previous incident was still on my mind as I walked out there. I was in the middle of thinking how unlikely it would be to see something again, when I looked up and there it was again! This time it was even a bit brighter than before. Same, no blinking lights, no sound. Flying from northeast to southwest, only this one had a more southerly direction.

I actually walked down the road about 500 ft to follow it's course. I could clearly see it shining through some trees before it moved out into the open. Very whitish light, similar to a spot light on a helicopter. NO NOISE! It appeared to stop and start a couple of times and then blinked out again! It could have been miles away for all I know, but based on the very bright clear light it was producing, it seemed much closer. I would estimate that it was no more than a miles distance at the very most.

I am aware there is an airport on the north side of town. I am also aware of what airplanes look and sound like, as well as helocopters. I lived in L.A. and saw police helicopters all the time. And there are no blimps or hot air balloons around here. This was making zero noise with NO blinking lights.

I even checked a satellite tracking site to see if there were any flyovers scheduled for that time and saw none. The international space station was somewhere over Hawaii at the time and flying from west to east. So I ruled that out.

Not sure what it was, but I already know they exist so I'm not freaked out. Just wanted to see if possibly anybody else has seen something in my area.