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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/8/2005 21:30 (Entered as : 04/08/2005 21:30)
Reported: 4/9/2005 1:09:22 PM 13:09
Posted: 4/16/2005
Location: Kansas City, KS
Shape: Circle
Duration: 2 seconds
saw a growing burst of brilliant white light that slowly dimmed out of existance

At approximately 21:30 Friday April 8th, 2005, as my wife, Joy and I sat in our hot tub we both saw in the East/South East sky a brilliant white 'star'. But there is more to this event than just seeing. I was hoping to see Jupiter, which I heard was going to be visible in the southeast sky this week. When I saw this star (and I am just using the word 'star'for reference)I said to my wife, "There's Jupiter". The moment I said this the 'star suddenly grew in size and brilliance-just as if something turned a light on using a dimmer switch very quickly to its brightest and then slowly dimming it until it completely dissappeared. The size difference-though hard to describe with such a distance-was like first seeing the point of a sharp pencil which then expands to the size of an unsharpened pencil and back to nothing. Both my wife and I asked each other at the same moment "Did you see that?" Object was seen head on and did not move in any direction.

((NUFORC Note: Possible Iridium satellite. PD))