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Occurred : 8/17/2009 02:30 (Entered as : 08/17/09 2:30)
Reported: 8/22/2009 11:17:02 PM 23:17
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Mesa, AZ
Shape: Sphere
Duration:8-10 min
Bright white light left earth at incredible rate of speed

Sitting on Front porch when we noticed an extremely bright white spherical object come from horizon in the northern Sky. It had a trajectory that took it straight up. The object seemed to leave the earth and proceed straight up at a rate that far,far exceeded the rate of the hundreds of various launches I have witnessed growing up a few miles from kennedy space center.

The sky was clear and we watched this object through binoculars for at least 6 to 8 min and could see it in relation to steady stars behind it in the night sky. I was left with the impression that it absolutely left our atmosphere and went into space. Again having witnessed many launches, there is a point when the manmade crafts begin to go down range, as to say you eventually see them moving with the curvature of the earth I am convinced this object far exceeded the capabilities of any man made craft known to me. It didnt seem to produce any flames or smoke usually associated with liquid or solid rocket fuel used in NASA launches.