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Occurred : 8/2/2011 21:35 (Entered as : 080211 21:35)
Reported: 8/2/2011 11:03:51 PM 23:03
Posted: 8/7/2011
Location: Rocklin, CA
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:5 to 10 seconds
Small dot of light grew rapidly into a brilliant rectangle and then vanished.

At approximately 9:35 PM (PST) I went into my backyard and as I was doing so I was looking in a south easterly direction. Almost immediately, a small pin prick of a light grew in intensity as if someone was turning on a dimmer switch. The light grew rapidly into a brilliantly bright white rectangle and then vanished.

As it was happening I called my family outside while I described the sighting, but by the time they arrived outside it had completely vanished. The entire event took no more than 5 to 10 seconds.

If I extended my arm in a "Babe Ruth calling the shot" fashion, the object appeared as a pin prick and grew to about one inch long strip approximately 1/4 inch wide in comparison to end of my extended arm. I remained outside for the next 30 minutes without any further sighting.