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Occurred : 1/11/2009 20:45 (Entered as : 01/11/09 20:45)
Reported: 1/13/2009 11:45:20 AM 11:45
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Haiku, HI
Shape: Light
Duration:15 minutes
Bright Light, moving left to right, and then right to left, and then dimming, disappearing, and then reappearing

To whom it may concern, I witness an unidentified object. It appeared to be a planet like Venus. I looked in the westbound direction, probably heading 270 from my vantage point from the east looking directly west. It was above the West Maui Mountains. It was clear night. The star or light, was very bright and getting brighter in intensity. It was then moving slowly, from left to right. and then it would stop. and then it would move again, right to left. And then, it would dim, until it was completely out of sight. It was at least at a 60 degree angle slant range from my point of view. It was very high above the mountains, not near any horizon or clouds or sea level horizon. It was at a 60 degree angle. and then it would reappear, and it would become a bright light again. This pattern would continue for about 10-15 minutes. I don't think it was any clouds or atmosphere, because I the visibility was clear, light winds, no clouds, and clear night skies. You could see other stars blinking continuously, and you could see the Hawaii night sky. I cannot say that it was in fact an flying saucer, or UFO, but I do not believe it was a planet nor a star. A planet does not move, from side to side, a star blinks, it does not dim for 1 minute and then turn bright for the next minute. and then after this pattern repeatedly, it completely disappeared, and the light never reappeared. If it was Venus, it would have come back into view, I continued to watch the night sky for another whole hour. Same direction, same area, and the light never reappeared.