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Occurred : 2/16/2000 21:05 (Entered as : 02/16/00 2105)
Reported: 7/31/2002 9:27:33 AM 09:27
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Riverside, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:several minutes
Stationary star-like light suddenly disappears

I was looking at the sky from my back porch. I noticed an unusual formation of two bright stars quite close to each other in the western sky. Just as I began to realize that I was seeing something out of the ordinary, one of the 'stars' suddenly blinked off. It took several seconds to completely fade out. It reminded me of a searchlight being turned off, where the filament can still be seen faintly glowing. I believe this is the same incident as the one listed for Seattle, WA. What eve it was must have been at great altitude. I'm glad someone else saw it.

((NUFORC Note: Satellites also fade out as they enter the shadow of the Earth. Hence, it is difficult for us to know what the individual may have seen. PD))