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Occurred : 1/16/2007 23:00 (Entered as : 01/16/07 23:00)
Reported: 1/18/2007 12:40:54 AM 00:40
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Paincines (Pinnacle Rocks in Pinnacles National Monument), CA
Shape: Light
Duration:about 10 minutes
slow-moving star traveling and suddenly descending downwards

Total darkness and total silence and no moon. The sky was completely clear; no fog. I began looking at the stars about 30 minutes after having come down from North Chalone Peak. I was looking in a northwest direction as I walked along Chalone Peak Trail. I was about 3.3 miles away from the Bear Gulch Visitor Center when I stopped to see the moving "star". I'm really skeptical about martians or people from other planets but this was very strange.

Then I observed what I never imagined I'd ever see. Too strange and kind of eerie. The way it moved was unlike anything that humans have made. A "star" barely visible and twinkling just like a very distant star--moved sideways, stopped for a few seconds...slowly moved in another direction...stopped. It seemed like a little bug with no particular direction or course. It happened several times and it seemed to have a life of its own rather than a manned craft.

Then it moved suddenly downward at an incredible speed; kind of like a slow-moving shooting star but without a trail or sudden brightness. It slowly went up a little and stopped. It continued on a very slow-moving course. I'm sure it continued to travel but I began walking and it was impossible to see if it was moving.

I've seen satellites in California and Canada smaller than stars move quickly in a north > south or east > west direction but this was somthing else. No plane, satellite or anything created by humans can do that. I don't if I want to see that again.