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Occurred : 9/18/2009 02:00 (Entered as : 09/18/09)
Reported: 9/20/2009 12:28:51 PM 12:28
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Ka'anapali, HI
Shape: Oval
Duration:60 seconds
2am on 9/18 I saw an oval shape object bright red/orange slowly moved south, stopped, moved north, the moved up and disappeared.

I woke up @ 2AM on Sept. 18 to turn on the ceiling fan. I saw a bright red/orange object off the west cost of the island of Maui. Oval shape. It was in the west - between the islands of Lanai & Molokai. The object was fairly high up in the sky. When I noticed it, it was heading slowly south. When I woke my husband up to see this, the object just stopped for about 5 seconds, then it started to move again but this time going north. Then it moved slowly upward and was gone. As it went upward it left behind a tail of dim light. The whole event (from the time I started seeing it) was about 30-60 seconds. I had seen a similar object exactly a year ago with two other friends. We still never found out what it was and can't seem to get any information. I've even called the observatories here in the islands and no one seems to know. When I first saw this object a year ago around this same time period, I thought maybe it was a plane on fire, but the fact that it stoppe! d, then re-directed its course, then went straight up in the sky and disappeared, this was something other than a plane. What I saw on the morning of 9/18 had the same flight pattern of what I saw a year ago.