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Occurred : 8/25/2014 20:20 (Entered as : 08/25/2014 20:20)
Reported: 8/25/2014 9:43:45 PM 21:43
Posted: 8/29/2014
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:20 seconds
Bright, circular light moving slowly across NW sky, suddenly shrank into space.

Friend visiting. We were outside. I looked NNE, just looking for planets. I saw a round white light in that direction slowly moving NE. At first I thought it was the ISS, but knew that it would be traveling along our horizon from W to NW tonight; the opposite direction from where I was seeing this bright light.

It then began to get smaller and shrink into the night sky, as if it were heading out into space. I tapped on my friend's shoulder telling her, "Look, look!," but by the time she turned around, it was gone.

It was approximately 20 seconds from first sighting it to when it disappeared.


((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and she sounded to us to be quite serious-minded. PD))