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Occurred : 8/22/2005 06:25 (Entered as : 08/22/2005 06:25)
Reported: 8/22/2005 7:25:16 AM 07:25
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Corona, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15 mins
bright light headed ENE in daylight hours, very fast, changes in direction and speed, metallic object

the sun had just risen, daylight for about 40 mins, I noticed the moon was still visible (and close) a very bright light came up from the horizon in the west, curved gradually to pass in between the moon and me, then kept heading in a straight line almost due east, maybe ENE, it seemed to speed up and continue at that velocity until it was directly overhead, then slowed down, and seemed to drift at about half of it's previous rate of speed. speed ??? it traversed the whole sky at a VERY high altitude -- it was a speck of light -- in about 10 mins. I dont think i need to stress that this was NOT a meteor, plane, satellite, comet, weather baloon, and DEFINITELY was not swamp gas or ball lightning. It reflected the sun as if it were metallic, and was changing orientation, there was a "glinting" effect. It had it's own luminescence in daylight, and got brighter as it sped up, dimmer as it slowed. Also, it seemed to be emitting a field, like a wavy aura, that also got brighter and dimmer, but on a lesser scale than the object itself. I called out other people to look, and they confirmed that my eyes were not playing tricks on me, they also saw the object, witnessed it's deceleration, and the strange "aura" that fluctuated between light and dark. i hope this is useful to someone...