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Occurred : 8/23/2019 22:05 (Entered as : 08/23/2019 22:05)
Reported: 8/24/2019 4:09:17 PM 16:09
Posted: 9/6/2019
Location: Ashford, CT
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Massive Bright Light

When it gets dark, I usually go outside and star gaze even if its just a few minutes because space and astronomy has always been an interest of mine. I was outside on my back deck at around 10:05pm when I noticed what appeared to be an incredibly large bright star. The object was at an altitude of about 45 degrees with an azimuth of about 210 degrees (North being 0 degrees). The most noticeable feature was the incredible luminosity radiating from the object. There was no way anyone could of missed this thing, it stuck out like a soar thumb from the rest of the stars. I was fixated on it for about 5 solid minutes racking my mind on what I was looking at. Too big to be a star, much to small to be the moon. I know that some celestial objects can be seen with the naked eye, such as Mars and Venus, and can appear brighter then most stars. Remembering I have the Night-Sky app on my Ipad I walked in my house, grabbed a drink, grabbed my tablet and headed back outside. Ready to hopefully make some sense of what I've been observing with the help of the Night-Sky app I finally look up where the object was and it was gone. I was in my house for only about 3 minutes max. For some reason I had the feeling it was waiting for me to go inside. I swear every word of this is true. I never reported anything like this before but this experience was so strange I felt compelled to report it. Also maybe by me reporting my experience then someone else that saw the same thing that night will report it and we will be a step closer to understanding what's happening.