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Occurred : 7/17/1999 23:20 (Entered as : 07/17/99 23:20)
Reported: 7/6/2002 7:31:50 AM 07:31
Posted: 7/26/2002
Location: Maitland (NSW, Australia),
Shape: Light
Duration:1.5 mins
Moving lhazy bright light, sped up, split into 2 then both vanished.

17th July 1999..never forget this night, at 11:20pm. I was looking at stars, in which i normally do every now and then, he area surrounding me is very dark, and the stars are highly visible and bright. I was admiring the constellation Scorpio, which is a dominant constellation for our Australian winter skies, and as i was looking around the constellation I saw a light moving slowly west around the scorpio starsign, it was glowing a bit brighter than Antares(A Star in Scorpio)and the light was a greenish blue haze.It slowed down for a few seconds and dimmed, then went very bright green/yellow, then moved very fast in the same direction and as it moved,a piece veered off it, which was a blue/yellow glow and fell fast and brightened and vanished then the 1st light vanished.Both lights were only the size of a star but bright & hazy.estimated 2000-3000 ft high, and directly overhead. I told my girlfrendat the time and she believed me, as i am not the type of person to make stories up.My neighbor up the road also saw the light i saw that night, as he explanedto me a few days later, and i told him i saw it, but he said, proove it, and i explained to him the time and date, and the events that occured and he was white as a ghost..he thought he was just seeing things, cause he had a few beers that night, and shrugged it off as a 'Alchohol" thing..