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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/10/2002 01:00 (Entered as : 08/10/02 0100)
Reported: 8/12/2002 4:48:09 PM 16:48
Posted: 8/16/2002
Location: Redding, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: >1 hr
Odd moving lights (multiples) seen on two seperate nights

While observing the current meteor shower, I noticed one light that at first I took to just be a star, however it was just slightly less dim that venus. This light was moving in small cicles, then forward, then back, sometimes at a slow speed, then other times it would move rather quickly. All three lights repeated the same pattern of behavior for over an hour. The same lights appeared on 08/11/02 and again repeated the same odd behavior for a long time. Those lights this time were preceded by a light coming from the north, that at first thought was just a high altitude jet. But then it sped up to and incredible speed , turned 45 degrees to the east and moved off faster than anything I've ever seen (meteor speed). That light was witnessed by just myself, but the other lights had two witnesses.