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Occurred : 12/2/2011 17:20 (Entered as : 12/02/11 17:20)
Reported: 12/5/2011 10:55:31 AM 10:55
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Redding, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:< 10 sec
Brilliant light with controlled vertical descent.

I was driving home from work on Interstate 5 north and was about 1 mile before the Twin View Blvd exit. I glanced over to the left (west) and saw a very bright light at about 10 o'clock position.

This object then started to drop straight down and took about 5 seconds to disappear into the hills.

I don't think it was a meteorite because of its totally vertical descent and the time it took.

It was quite brilliant and much brighter than anything in the night sky.

I thought it might possibly have been a helicopter but if it was then I'm sure it crashed and I have not seen anything in our local news media to show that.