|Occurred : 4/11/2017 20:40 (Entered as : 04/11/17 20:40)
Reported: 4/11/2017 10:59:53 PM 22:59
Location: Clovis, CA
|White light traveling fast across the sky.
My wife and I were just happen to be looking up in the sky as we were taking our dog for his final "potty break" for the night. While I was looking up, I saw a light of an object traveling at a much faster speed of a typical airplane or any other object that I could identify.
The time was 8:40 pm. It was dark and the sky was clear. I was facing east and looking at the moonrise just beneath Jupiter. Out to the southeast, I noticed this object that had a white solid light traveling in a straight path to the northeast direction. The first thing I noticed was that the light was solid and did not flash or flicker like the traditional airplane lights we see in the sky. I quickly brought got the attention of my wife and showed her this moving object and compared it to the much slower-moving airplane lights in the sky to contrast the difference between the object I am describing in this text.
Once we identified this particular object as being so different, we continued to follow its path. It was a straight path. At first, and as it was moving overhead, the light seemed to get brighter and larger. My wife described the light to become elongated. The light quickly dimmed as the object continued to travel into the northern direction. As it approached the Northern horizon, there seemed to be a flash of light (kind of light a shooting star), then the object disappeared.
The total arc of its pathway that we witnessed was approximately 90 degrees arc and this took about 30 seconds. The light was a constant white light. The speed of this object was much faster than any other planes in the sky. There was no sound with this object. Because it was nighttime, we could not see any vehicle.
I could not identify what that object was. I looked up the ISS location and found it to be over South America at the time. As I continued to observe the sky, we saw lots of airplanes, helicopters that night. I even saw what appeared to be a satellite traveling overhead with the usual speeds that I've observed in the past. But nothing was even close to what I just witnessed.
My personal background: I am ((deleted--forties)) years old. I am in Healthcare working as a ((deleted)) working in ((specialty deleted)) for the past ((deleted--2 decades)) years. My prior career was in electronics, computers and mechanics. My wife is a homemaker who used to work in ((deleted--medical field)).
I am really interested in knowing what this light/object could have been.