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Occurred : 3/24/2018 21:03 (Entered as : 03/24/18 21:03)
Reported: 4/21/2018 12:45:02 PM 12:45
Posted: 4/26/2018
Location: Merced, CA
Shape: Light
Extraordinary bright light descended from W, heading E under clouds, then ascended.

I was locking my gate as I do every night around the same time. As I'm locking I look into the sky only to see a light resembling a star slowly getting brighter as if it was descending. I felt this was clearly not an airplane or helicopter. I ran up my stairs into my apartment to retrieve my phone. I stepped out to the top of my steps, facing to the West, and began recording. As I adjust my aperture on my phone the object goes out of focus then back into focus. There is an airplane in the background heading South-SouthEast.

As I proceed to record the object changes direction to the North and it ascends at an unprecedented speed into the stars. During the sighting I was motionless and amazed at the sighting. Almost in disbelief that what I was witnessing was truly happening. Upon reentering my apartment where my girlfriend was watching television. I remained speechless as I tried to gather the words to describe to her what I had seen. I had a euphoric sensati! on and I was extremely happy and excited. An absolutely remarkable experience.