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Occurred : 8/31/2008 02:30 (Entered as : 08/31/08 14:30)
Reported: 8/31/2008 7:49:06 AM 07:49
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Petaluma, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 minutes
Small white point of light seen jumping around randomly and disappearing then reappearing

At 2:30 AM I was lying down and looking out through our large windows into the night sky. After a while I noticed a point of light, about the same size as a star, but smaller than Venus) to be making random maneuvers. It would zig-zag, do small loops and generally bounce around as if it had no mass. The object appeared in the North, at about 30 degrees elevation from horizontal, distance appeared to be quite large and at arm's length distance the object was about 2 or 3 mm across.

I tried to get a camera to get a video of it or some stills but the light level was too low for it to register on the cameras' sensors.

In addition to the random movements, it also stared flash on and off, disappearing for a few seconds at a time.

Eventually it was no longer visible, I did not see it exit the scene.