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Occurred : 6/14/2008 03:00 (Entered as : 06/14/08 3:00)
Reported: 6/17/2008 12:18:11 PM 12:18
Posted: 7/5/2008
Location: Sierra Nevada (Gross Ridge area), CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:3 sec
A small object in sky that got bigger and emited a bluish aura for a moment then returned to its orignal form.

I was backpacking in the Sierras, near Gross Ridge ( Emigrant Gap ) , the moon was almost near full but had gone down near the horizon this allowed the clear night sky and stars stand out, we were looking up to see shooting stars and other objects like satellites, just for pleasure our camp fire had died down, it was around 3am what seemed like satellite came across the sky in a linear pattern so we labeled it a sat, however I notice that the object was flying a lot closer orbit than other satellites I saw that night, a suddenly it shine and or emitted a bluish light the dot got bigger, I mean it was a little dot in the sky and then it just emitted a bluish glow and got bigger for a few secs no more than five, then it return to original shape of a dot and left my view of the sky.