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Occurred : 9/11/1999 20:25 (Entered as : 09/11/99 20:25)
Reported: 9/15/1999 21:52
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Spokane, WA
Shape: Changing
Duration:15 seconds
Watched what looked like a shooting star, kept getting bigger and faster. Dropped for about 10 sec, then came to a complete stop. Hovered for about 4-5 sec then shot almost straight up in the oposite direction and disappeared.

Saturday night Sept. 11th, 8:25 pm Clear night, no clouds, new moon Looking towards the south from my apartment balcony I saw what I thought was a shooting star. After about 5 seconds I thought it must be a meteor. The object started out about 1/10 the size of a full moon. (Brilliant white in color) As it was coming down it kept getting bigger, brighter and faster. About 10 seconds into the sighting, a tail came out the back of it. Blueish in color and very long. The tail was about two fists long. (Holding my fist up to the horizon as a measurement) It came to a complete stop just above the tips of the trees in the horizon. It hovered there for approx. 5 seconds, then shot almost straight up very fast and was gone. There is no way this was a shooting star, meteorite, or re-entering space junk. This thing stopped and changed direction.