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Occurred : 5/27/2002 22:00 (Entered as : 05/27/02 10:00 pm)
Reported: 5/28/2002 8:41:23 AM 08:41
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Ojai, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 seconds
While walking South to Besant Meadow with a dark sky, before Moon rise, bright sphere in east became very bright , then dimmed as it mo

Walking South toward Besant Meadow, the sky was dark with no street light and the evening and sky was very quiet. Before Moon came up behind hills, I looked to the East over Topa Topa Mtn. and saw a very bright object. My first thought was that it was a craft just hanging still in the sky - the discussion at the moment with my partner was about life in the Universe, etc. and Hope for Mankind. It was at that moment I saw spherical light that I think became momentarily brighter ( pulsed). I told my partner "Quick Look!". He looked then, as it began to dim - more and more dimming as it moved out and up in oblique angle --- and then disappeared. It felt special and significant to both of us and seemed to be carrying some consiousness(subjective impressions).

((NUFORC Note: One possible explanation is the characteristic flash of an Iridium satellite. The www.heavens-above.com website is down at the time of this writing, so we cannot check for an Iridium sighting for this time and date. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Please see:

http://heavens-above.com/iridium.asp?lat=34.448&lng=-119.242&alt=0&loc=Ojai&TZ=PST&Date=37403.3983333333&Dur=2

Iridium #23 was visible at 2203 hrs. at 70 degrees azimuth and 38 degrees angle of elevation. PD))