NUFORC Sighting 08312

Occurred: 1999-06-24 21:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 1999-07-11 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 2 and a half hrs.
No of observers: 6

Location: Quincy, IL, USA

Shape: Changing
Characteristics: Emitted other objects, Emitted beams, Changed Colo

was in the western sky, was flashing bright colors and looked as if once in a while shot off a red light. moves northwest and gets lower in the sky. that night it completely disappeared although you could see the other stars around it.

it is a real bright object in the western sky and moves northwest and lowers down in the sky. it somewhat resembles a bird or a vee with a tail. when seen through the binoculars, it is very bright at times and then gets dimmer then brightens up again. it looks like it is rotating and changing colors. it at times looks as though it is shooting something out of it. it looks like fireworks. or sometimes like a fan. i first thought maybe it was a satellite or maybe one of the space stations, now i really would like to know what it is. you can still see it on a clear night, this is july 11,1999


The report describes Venus perfectly. It is currently in the western sky during the evening hours, and it would move slowly "down and to the right" as the earth rotates on its axis.

Posted 1999-07-14

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