|Occurred : 4/26/2007 21:30 (Entered as : 04/26/07 21:30)
Reported: 5/12/2007 12:52:03 AM 00:52
Location: Orland, CA
|White, star-like light holds position in sky before moving slowly and then disappearing altogether.
It was Thursday night, around 9:30 p.m., and my fiancé and I went out to look at the night sky while I smoked a cigarette before going to bed. I looked up to see if I could identify some constellations I have become familiar with, and I thought I spotted the three white stars of Orion’s Belt just slightly west of directly above me. I debated whether it was Orion’s Belt or not, because I was pretty sure I had been seeing the Belt in another location in the sky on previous nights. While I wondered about it, my eyes drifted to another spot in the sky. Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I could see that the middle of the three stars now appeared to be moving. I asked my fiancé if he was seeing what I was seeing, and he said he was. While we watched, the unblinking white light continued traveling west very slowly. I don’t believe it was an airplane because of the slow rate of speed which commenced from a stop and there were no standard flashing lights. I don’t believe it was a meteor, as I have never seen one move so slowly and only be visible in such a small area of the sky. As soon as both of our attention was focused back on the light, it traveled just a second or two longer, grew just a little brighter and then just disappeared. It ceased to be seen in the sky any longer. I don’t know what it was, but after debating over whether or not to report what we had seen, I finally decided to do so. I am Personal Assistant and Marketing Lead for my fiancé’s martial arts schools. He is, of course, owner/operator of the schools as well as a Department Manager for a North State Grocery company.