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Occurred : 2/5/2005 05:10 (Entered as : 02/05/2005 5:10)
Reported: 2/5/2005 7:45:41 PM 19:45
Posted: 2/8/2005
Location: Fort Smith, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 min
Saw a strange thing in the early morning sky Saturday morning February 5, 2005. It looked like a comet southeast of Fort Smith over Fort Chaffee headed southeast. At firstI thought it was a flare and then a plane coming in and then the moon shinning through a hole in the clouds since the sky was cloudy and no stars were shinning.I waited and no plane ever came in. It had a light on the head of it and a tail that looked just like a comet. It finally just faded away and disapeared. NO noise, it was to far away probably 2-3 miles, but it had to be really big.This is the second strange thing I have seen in the sky in my life. P.S. I do not believe in UFOs never have and never will, but I do enjoy reading this site for entertainment. I think it's funny. Anyway I thought I would report it. Maybe someone else saw this and knows what it was.If so please post I would like to know what it was.

((NUFORC Note: If the object had a "tail," it could not have been the planet, Venus. Also, if the time duration estimate is correct, it almost certainly would not have been a contrail behind a high-altitude jet, we believe. PD))