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Occurred : 5/31/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 05/31/2004 21:00)
Reported: 6/1/2004 4:08:58 PM 16:08
Posted: 6/4/2004
Location: Modesto, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:1.5-2 minutes
'Bolt' from Canis Major-complete stop at Sextans;Briliant object leaves no contrail /debris Witnessed by 3-CALIFORNIA,USA

At approximately 2100 hours on the 31st of May (Memorial Day Monday),in the south eastern sky while glancing up at Canis Major I observed an out of place luminous object twice the magnitude and intensity as Polaris. Immediately I knew that the object didn't belong in that quadrant of the night sky. I brought it to the attention of 2 nearby friends. At the moment that the individuals gazed in the direction of Canis Major, the object (void of contrail or trailing "burn off" debris) bolted to the east for about 1-1.5 seconds coming to a full stop within the Sextans Star Formation.It held almost perfectly still for 10 seconds, then In a "wobbly" manner appeared to decend, as well as dramatically decrease its intensity and magnitude to a faint pinhead object. At this point it was almost behind the house tops. This was a magnificant white light that appeared to (along it's decent) jettisen one other "Gold" colored object wich remained stationary for about 4 minutes then We lost siter of it. The Main Object was so intensly bright that disearning a shape wasn't possible. If I had to hypothesis I would say it was probably sherical or round.