NUFORC Sighting 149127

Occurred: 2019-09-21 00:30 Local
Reported: 2019-09-21 01:14 Pacific
Duration: 20 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Citrus Heights, CA, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Left a trail

Pulse boosting light

Partner and I having cigarette just after midnight. Clear sky but a considerable amount of light pollution. After we sat down I looked south into the night sky and saw what looked like a star at first but upon focusing my eyes better it looked like a dim fireball very far off in the distance at about 30* up from southern horizon. Looked like tiny fireball boosting leaving a tracer, breaking or slowing for an instant and then boosting again as if some kind of pulse propulsion. Had a tiny decline between pulses. It "boosted" about 6 times. So distant I had to look away and blink a few times to make sure I wasn't seeing a bug under a lamp etc. Incident occurred quickly over about 15-20 seconds and was gone. My partner watched the whole thing too. We both questioned our vision at first before I actually spoke up.

Posted 2019-10-04

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