|Occurred : 9/28/2017 19:30 (Entered as : 09/28/17 19:30)
Reported: 10/7/2017 6:48:45 PM 18:48
Location: Modesto, CA
|Two bright lights in the Northern sky that looked like bright planets but then faded out together.
I was just East of Modesto riding my bicycle heading East on a rural road after sunset, I notice two bright lights that appeared toward the North (on my left side) about 20 degrees above the horizon. They appeared to be stationary, like a planet or star. The color of the 2 objects was bright white. They looked like Venus at full phase but even brighter. One was directly above the other separated by a visual angle of about 1 degree, a little larger than the width of the full Moon. They remained bright for at least 1 minute and then gradually faded to two points of light in about 20 seconds, and then disappeared. When they were fading they appeared to be a point of light surrounded by a bight gas ball. Both were of the same brightness as each other during the entire observation, including when they faded out simultaneously together.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))