|Occurred : 8/8/2000 03:40 (Entered as : 08/08/00 0340)
Reported: 8/8/2000 08:38
Location: Placerville, CA
|unusual light seen traveling in a northwesterly direction near Placerville, CA
I was out having a break during work. I usually sit and watch the stars when I saw an unusual white light.There were no other lights on the object and I could not tell the shape. It was about as bright as a star. I was facing the west and the light was about at 30 deg from the horizon and about 30 deg to the north of the constellation Taurus. I cannot tell how far away it was, but from my best guestimate it would have been some where between Placerville and Lake Tahoe, moving in a north-westerly direction. The speed wasnt as fast as a satellite would be but it wasnt as slow as a plane. I saw the light for about 15-30 seconds then it slowly faded out. I kept watching it thinking it was a plane but there was no sign of any strobes, which if it had been a plane I would have been able to see. I can definately say it wasn't an airplane.