Location: Gardnerville, NV, USA
Duration: 15 seconds
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2004-01-16 22:23:40 Pacific
Posted: 2004-01-17 00:00:00
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Left a trail
Observed object bluish/white in color streaking toward the surface of earth; then change directions instantly heading back into the s.
I am now a retired police officer. At the time of the event I was still serving as a police offficer. I was on my way to work, on my motorcycle. At the time the area was very rural area. There were no other vehicles on the road, no street lights and no homes in the area. I observed a very brillant bluish/white light streaking toward the earth. The object was about one mile wsw of the intersection of Hwy. 88 and Kimmerling road and at an elevation of no more than 3,000 feet. I recall thinking to myself, "Wow! this shooting star is going to impact the surface". Wanting to witness the impact, I stopped to watch and had thought it might be interesting to try and recover some segment of the object. At about that time, the object stopped it's almost verticle descent and shoot up at a forty-five degree angle in a nnw direction. the object remained brilliantly bright during the entire incident. I watched in awe as it streaked out of sight and the brillance of it's display faded.
Date is approximate. PD
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