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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/16/2005 22:00 (Entered as : 08/16/2005 22:00)
Reported: 8/17/2005 2:11:23 PM 14:11
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Leander, TX
Shape: Light
Duration: About 15 seconds
Bright light from nowhere

My husband and I were sitting on our friends' patio.

In the NE (we think) area a bright light caught my eye. I thought it was an airplane at first, but then it wasn't moving. So I asked my husband what it was and as we were looking at it together, it seemed to fade.

I have seen meteor showers, falling stars, and things of that nature, but this was weird. It was almost as if a bright light appeared out of nowhere and then slowly disappeared. When it disappeared, it did not move up or down or left or right, it seemed to travel further if traveling further into space because it did not just get dimmer, it got smaller.

((NUFORC Note: Possible flare from Iridium satellite. PD))