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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/12/1999 22:10 (Entered as : 07/12/99 22:10)
Reported: 7/16/1999 18:25
Posted: 8/10/1999
Location: Chico, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 1.5 to 2 Minutes
A bright, steady light traversed the sky over my area from SSW to ENE. It appeared to be at great altitude be cause the light seemed to be entirely reflected light. It was visible for approximately 2 minutes.

I am a disabled veteran who served in the United States Air Force for 8 years. I have been an avid aircraft enthusiast since a small boy. I am 42 years old. On the night of this sighting, I was out closing up my workshop for the night. It was very clear out with no moon or clouds. I was facing south while walking into the house. I always like to look at the stars and happened to notice a bright one straight up to the south. It was gold in color with the same brightness as Venus after sunset. It was then that I notice that it was moving to the east-northeast at a rapid speed. The light was constant and bright, no flicker. As it traversed across my fied of vision it went behind the top floor of my home. I ran around to the front yard and continued to follow its path across the sky. By now it was to the east of me and it suddenly gave off a bright flash of reflected light as from a mirror. It then started to decrease in brightness as it disappeared over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. I note that the light remained steady as I viewed it from its aft end. No afterburners, or other lights were seen. I have seen the same kind of light twice before only traveling from due west to due east in the predawn hours.