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Occurred : 6/18/2012 00:01 (Entered as : 06/18/12 0:00)
Reported: 6/18/2012 4:34:57 PM 16:34
Posted: 6/20/2012
Location: Lincoln, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:30 seconds
Star like object appears next to Big Dipper and flies toward northern California';s Sierra Nevada mountains..

I saw a second light adjacent to the lower right star of the Big Dipper's bucket appear at exactly midnight. The new light or star was just below and very close to Big Dipper's lower right side star, top outside of the bucket star. The Big Dipper is in the northwest sky to my position.

As soon as I saw this new star adjacent to Big Dipper, I focused and watched intently. For approximately three to five seconds It appeared stationary then started moving toward me in a south easterly direction. It was the same brightness and size of the other Big Dipper stars. It flew relatively slowly across the sky and was easy to track. I watched it for 30 seconds and watched it fade out after it crossed California's central valley and approached Sierra Nevada mountains or above Auburn, California. I noticed It had some bulk to it as It got closer and overhead, like a square with rounded corners but still looking like a star. Looked at my watch after fade out, 12:01 AM June 18, 2012.