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Occurred : 8/12/2002 23:45 (Entered as : 08/12/02 23:45)
Reported: 8/13/2002 9:54:34 AM 09:54
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Rifle, CO
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:1 minute plus
From Rifle, Colorado: The night was clear, Monday August 12th, 2002, close to midnight while laying out on our deck watching for meteors I seen (high, high up) a very bright white-light cylinder like shape traveling from north to south. I thought, when I first spotted it, "satellite.... space junk.... space station???". I watched it for about a minute or so (it wasn't moving very fast)... then it slowly changed into a fairly nice dot of light... then the dot started getting smaller and smaller and smaller... till it finally vanished. I thought... well... I don't think that was a satellite and etcetera, nor even a meteor. It made me think as it vanished though, that it was like... flying away from earth(?)