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Occurred : 10/8/1998 22:33 (Entered as : 10/08/98 22:33)
Reported: 1/18/1999 12:03
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Sonora, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:45 seconds
It was a red light (not flashing, brighter than Mars) about ten degrees above the horizon, in the East heading towards the South with a slight and steady decline in a altitude. I lost sight of the object behind a tree.

I was just starting to put my telescope away when I saw a light. It was a red light (not flashing, brighter than Mars) about ten degrees above the horizon, in the East heading towards the South with a slight and steady decline in a altitude. At this time I cought it in the scope of my telescope for a second or two (It still appeared to be a red object as I earlier described it) but then I lost sight of the object behind a tree. I ran up the street but could not see it. I then saw a star over lapped (for the lack of a better word) with a redder star in the ESE. At this time I was so fritened about it that I just decided to forget about until know.