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Occurred : 1/3/2019 05:00 (Entered as : 01/03/19 5:00)
Reported: 1/4/2019 6:49:54 AM 06:49
Posted: 1/4/2019
Location: Rochester, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:1 hour
usual bright star in the sky.

Getting up at 5am to go to the gym. Trying to wake myself up, stepped out my front door to smoke a cigarette.

Directly across my front door in the sky was a very bright star like light that was a bright yellow white. Lower than a star though. It was in a area of the sky that the planes turn around to land at the Rochester airport. So my first thought was it was a plane turning around like they do.

Again, this unusually bright star was BRIGHT, kinda flickering and in that plane turn around area in the sky right near Lake Ontario.

While watching this bright light it slowly faded away and disappeared. It never moved from its spot in the sky. At that time I assumed it was a plane turning around but 15 seconds later it slowly faded back to its full brightness. It did this multiple times not moving from its spot in the sky for about 15 min.

I continued to check on it while I was getting ready it eventually disappeared after a hour of this. I didn't see it leave but was definitely unusual.

The sky was clear that morning, no clouds and was still dark.

I didn't think to take a picture or thought it was weird at the time because I assume it must be explainable. When I got up the next morning and went to smoke it wasn't there so definitely wasn't a star.