|Occurred : 4/3/2015 19:35 (Entered as : 04/03/15 19:35)
Reported: 4/4/2015 8:59:53 AM 08:59
Location: Yountville, CA
|Silent large white light growing and moving very slowly, then gone! I was in my backyard facing South East looking at the stars and rising Moon and from behind a tree I saw a very VERY bright and LARGE white light heading North East.
I focused on it as it moved trying to determine if it was a plane, helicopter, or satellite. It moved in a straight line and seemed to be dropping in elevation slightly. It was very quiet and I could not hear the usual helicopter compression sounds. As I focused on it, it seemed to get bigger and brighter with no visible shape other then a very bright white and large light.
It slowly moved North and seemed to drop in elevation slightly, that is when I ran in the house to grab the binoculars. Before I left, it was dead center of the large open space seen in from my backyard. When I returned with the binoculars, it was gone. Given the speed and location and how long I was gone, it should of been in about the same area but it was gone. I scanned the night sky with the binoculars and found nothing. I am confident it was NOT a satellite, star, meteor, or any type of known aircraft.
This now my 6th sighting of an unknown to me object in 40 years of gazing at the night sky. I really need to keep the binoculars near the backdoor from now on.
Thank you for what you do online and on the radio.