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Occurred : 9/19/2005 19:30 (Entered as : 09/19/105 19:30)
Reported: 9/19/2005 8:22:36 PM 20:22
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:30 Seconds
Bright white light - brighter than North Star, no visible blinks or flicker - moved directly UP/out of the atmosphere, and fast.

I was outside on our apartment patio smoking a cigarette like I usually do, looking at the sky. There is slight cloud cover tonight but a breaking over our apartment, stars still slightly visible through the cover. I was sitting in my patio chair - noticed a bright white light, not flickering, slightly brighter than the north star. Got up out of my chair to take a look at it, did a TRIPLE take as I thought it was slightly moving - used a much dimmer star next to it as a point of reference. It was definitely moving UP, as in, out of the atmosphere, because I was almost looking straight up at this point. I kept looking at is as it got dimmer and dimmer and smaller until it had finally faded out into darkness. It was almost as if it was a shooting star (not quite as bright but close) but going UP instead of down to earth..never seen anything like this before. There were no visible blinking lights, it was definitely large because a few minutes after it had passed there were other airplanes and such, and even with MORE cloud cover and they had been farther away, the blinking lights were quite visible. This all took place within about 30 seconds, it had to have been moving very fast to shrink/darken that quickly while moving up..I am kicking myself that I did not come out to have a smoke a minute sooner, I may have caught more.