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Occurred : 8/6/2008 21:30 (Entered as : 08/06/08 21:30)
Reported: 8/8/2008 9:40:51 AM 09:40
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Irvine, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:about 6 or 7 seconds
A light in the night sky that wobbled, changed direction and zoomed off at an astonishing rate of speed

I was sitting in my backyard sipping a soda pop on a reclining chair with my head facing the sky. I was looking at the stars and suddenly noticed a yellowish light which appeared to be heading down toward earth because as it moved it grew slightly larger. My first thought was that it was a shooting star. It had no flashing beacon or tail. As soon as the thought occurred about the shooting star, the light seemed to hesitate for a split second and wobble slightly. It suddenly and I mean SUDDENLY changed course about 30 degrees and headed due west toward Los Angeles at an astonishing high rate of speed. I tried to follow it and dropped my soda can in the process but it I lost it behind a palm tree. It was just going too fast to follow. Of course I do not know what it was, but I do know that it wasn't a shooting star because it changed direction. It wasn't an airplane or helicopter because there was no flashing beacon. It was not a satellite because it was going too fast and changed direction. Commercial airlines fly over my house on a regular basis. They fly over at about 10,000 feet altitude. These jets are traveling about 300 to 400 miles per hour. If the light that I saw was at this same altitude, it was traveling easily in excess of 10,000 miles per hour.