Occurred: 2002-11-17 23:15 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2002-11-23 00:38 Pacific
Duration: 15 minutes


Location: Reedley, CA, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

Strange light observed over small california town.

I went outside to look at the stars. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a particularly bright star. I thought to myself "i don't recognize that star". I don't know much about astronomy, but I look at the sky a lot at night. As I stared, I realized it was moving very slowly. No flashing lights like a plane, and much too slowly. About 15 minutes passed as I watched it. As I realized it was getting brighter, it sped up, and looked like it was fading. About 2 seconds later, it was gone. It had travelled about 4 times the distance it had traversed in the last 15 minutes in that final move. Then it was gone.

Posted 2002-12-23

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