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Occurred : 7/14/2001 22:30 (Entered as : 07/14/01 22:30)
Reported: 4/12/2008 8:47:51 AM 08:47
Posted: 4/17/2008
Location: Joshua Tree, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 plus seconds
A large, very bright white, round satellite-appearance light, moving slowly. Then made an extremely fast "W" maneuver, and then vanishe

My husband and I were lying on lounge chairs by the pool of a local "Inn", star-gazing and satellite watching. From 22:00-23:30 we spotted 6 satellites.

Then in the Northern sky we both saw what appeared to be yet another satellite moving, but this one was very large (about 5 times the size of the others). It was a large, clear, and solid bright white. It was moving in s slow straight line/course. Then, it suddenly it made a VERY fast and sharp/severe Double Zigzag (like a giant “W”) across the sky, and completely vanished. I said, "It must have passed behind the mountains." My husband replied, There are no mountains there. It just vanished." He was right.

The following morning I phoned Twenty-Nine Palms, USMC, and spoke with a Captain. I told him what I saw and asked him if it was night maneuvers. He told me that there were no night maneuvers that night.