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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/21/2019 00:30 (Entered as : 09/21/19 00:30)
Reported: 9/21/2019 1:14:38 AM 01:14
Posted: 10/4/2019
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 20 seconds
Characteristics: The object 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.