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Occurred : 2/10/2020 21:24 (Entered as : 02/10/2020 21:24)
Reported: 2/10/2020 10:54:35 PM 22:54
Posted: 2/13/2020
Location: Calaveras County, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Large, round, bright white light rapidly ascended and disappeared in seconds, without decreasing size, into clear night sky.

My husband was driving and I was the only passenger in the front seat, coming from Columbia, CA on Parrotts Ferry Road toward Hwy 4. We were midway there, when suddenly, just above the treetops we both gasped as we saw a bright light in an imperfect circle shape rapidly ascending north into the sky, and then gone, as if it was “swallowed up” by the sky. This is a cloudless night, with a nearly full moon shining brightly to the east of us. No object outline was discerned, just the very bright white light. It was extremely difficult to get a sense of the actual size given treetops obscuring any prior view of it, but it was large enough to absolutely grab our attention from the road and our conversation to look upward! It was maybe a third of the size of the moon in the sky... It had no tail, there was only one, and we both agree that it in no way resembled a shooting star (especially since it was moving in an upward direction and so large...the vision was al! most like a flashlight beam, only of course much larger and did not have a center point of light surrounded by a gradient of diffuse light; it was a solid bright white light. There were no smaller lights, no other colors, nothing that resembled airplane lights or helicopter lights in anyway and the direction of its movement was nothing either of us had ever seen before. From our vantage point (vs the horizon, which we could not visualize) it ascended at an angle, 30 degrees perhaps, upwards then disappearing at the same circumference as first visualized, as opposed to becoming smaller as would be expected with an object travelling away from us.