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Occurred : 10/1/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 10/01/00 10pm)
Reported: 8/14/2003 1:34:51 AM 01:34
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Healesville. Victoria (Australia),
Shape: Light
Duration:2/3 minutes
light in sky projecting "beam".

My girlfriend and I were outside in a hot tub watching the sky. We had seen 3 or 4 meteorites which had left brief ionised trails. As we got out I was explaining the effect when I noticed what looked like a large trail above us. I told her that we must have just missed a big one [The tub is on the "dark side" of the house, that is the side opposite the distant lights of Melbourne, so there was virtually no light pollution]. As I dried myself I was surprised to see the "trail" was still visible, so I walked out to see the end of it, which was behind the house. I saw a light which looked like it was shining a beam {the trail}. As I watched it started moving to the east, accelerating as it went until it dissappeared behind some trees. It was hard to tell how high it was or how fast it moved. I didn't hear any sound coming from it.