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Occurred : 9/29/2000 05:35 (Entered as : 09/29/00 5:35 AM)
Reported: 10/4/2000 08:17
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Wichita, KS
Shape: Light
Duration:Approx. 5 min.
I observed a very high-flying light that in no way resembled an aircraft, satellite, weather balloon or other eaxily explaine phenomena

At approximately 5:35 a.m. on Friday, September 29, I spotted what I thought was a satellite in the sky about 80 to 90 degrees above the western horizon. The light, which was only slightly dimmer than one of the stars in the Belt of Orion, at first was traveling very fast in a straight line toward the north. It then abruptly turned westerly, then northerly, then westerly again and continued these erratic manoeuvers. After watching the light for a minute or two, I went inside and asked my wife to view the light. Although the sky was clear, after about five minutes of watchint the light, it faded from view, then reappeared and, and finally disppeared altogether, not to be seen again. Having spent many years as a journalist, I have observed many different types of phenomena, both natural and man-made. Because of the apparent altitude of this light, its movement, its speed and its lack of any characteristics common to an aircraft or weather balloon (there were no anti-collision lights, for example, and its speed was much to great), I find it hard to believe it can easily be explained.