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Occurred : 6/6/2007 03:30 (Entered as : 06/06/07 03:30)
Reported: 7/11/2007 2:25:09 PM 14:25
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Edmonton (Canada), AB
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10 - 15 seconds
intensely bright, unmoving object suddenly goes dim

I saw a very bright orange light in the southern sky, in the same area as where i have been observing a planet that is visible earlier in the evening (it's white, i think it is Jupiter or Venus). The light was brilliant, it reminded me of a glowing gem. I was thinking that I should go and get my telescope when it suddenly began to get dimmer. A short while later it was barely noticeable and it looked like a very distant orange star. It did not seem to be moving at all. It was about 10 or 15 seconds from dazzling light to nothing. Just as it winked out, the Police chopper, Air 1, flew past my location going North. I noticed that it also has an orange light on it along with the blinking blue and red flashers. It also makes quite a bit of noise, the object I saw did not make any sound at all. I had the feeling that it simply just turned out it's light.