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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/10/2001 02:00 (Entered as : 07/10/01 2:00 am)
Reported: 7/10/2001 08:19
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Fresno, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:hours
ATNOSPHERIC LENSING?? ?

IN THE DUE NORTHEST SKY WAS A BLINKING STAR. IF THE RISING VENUS WAS THREE O'CLOCK IN THE NIGHT SKY THE LIGHT WAS CLOSE TO 1:30. IT WAS A STATIONARY LIGHT THAT ONLY SEEMED TO SHIFT ONLY SLIGHTLY . YOU HAD TO LOOK AT FOR 30 TO 40 SECONDS TO SEE THE RANGE OF EFFECTS IT WAS GOING THRU. PERHAPS IT WAS ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS OVER THE CENTRAL SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS THAT EFFECTED THE STAR LIGHT SHINING THROUGH . I DO NOT KNOW MAYBE SOMEONE CAN ENLIGHTEN ME . THE LIGHT WOULD VARY FROM FAINT STAR LIKE BRIGHTNESS TO RED FLASHES TO BLUE FLASHES TO SOMETIMES BLINKING OUT TOTALLY FOR A SECOND. THE LIGHT NEVER SEEMED TO STAY ONE THING FOR LONG. ALSO AT TIMES THE LIGHT SEEMED TO SHIFT AS IT STAYED MOTIONLESS. I TOOK HALF A DOZEN PEOPLE OUT TO SEE ( ONE AT A TIME ) AND ASKED THEM WHAT THEY THOUGHT IT WAS . I DIDNT PREPARE THEM EITHER BY SAYING LOOK AT THIS UFO. I SIMPLY ASKED THEM TO LOOK AT SOMETHING AND THEN POINTED IT OUT AND ASKED THEM TO LOOK AT IT. I HAVE STARED AT THE STARS SINCE I WAS KNEE HIGH I HAVE NEVER SEEN A STAR SHINE LIKE THIS.