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Occurred : 8/11/2002 21:20 (Entered as : 08/11/02 2120)
Reported: 8/13/2002 2:12:17 PM 14:12
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Rafael, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 sec
A light similar to Venus increasing in intensity and velocity and then disappearing East into the night.

I was explaining the experiences I've been having over the past three weeks to my girlfriend and hoping I would have the opportunity to show her first hand what I've been seeing. I began pointing out what various things look like in the sky. . . planes, satalites, planets, etc, when in the northern sky I saw the familiar light. It kind of looked like a planet, venus is in the southern sky right now and very beautiful, but it got much brighter. It didn't necessarily flash, but it did increase in light intensity. It then began to move in a Easternly direction and began to fade in light intensity.

The more I look up at night between 9:30-12:00 the more I'm seeing this same phenomena. I've seen it in WA, CA and WI where I can see enough stars to have a reference point. Each time they look similar to stars, but increase and decrese in light intensity, change velocity and at times stop or curve in direction. Anyone have any other ideas as to what this may be?