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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 9/19/2005 08:20 (Entered as : 09/19/2005 08:20)
Reported: 9/20/2005 9:21:24 PM 21:21
Location: Hopland, CA
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail
|I have in the past thought I saw, or hoped that I saw, a UFO. Now I know I have never before seen something like this.
While driving, I looked up and a bright light was in the sky. The sky was perfectly clear. The light was very bright and appeared to be stationary. It was about the apparent size of Venus, which I thought odd since it was 8:30 in the morning and definitely not a star or planet. When the light faded I observed a shape that looked like a pill capsule and silver-grey in color with no lights that I could detect on the object. It started moving to the South East. It moved in "spurts" moving a bit and then not moving, and then moving and then not moving, etc. in a straight line. There seemed to be a very light trail, like an exhaust, left behind it when it moved, but this did not linger. It was moving towards the east-south east and disapeared fading out of view.
I was driving when I saw this and knew that it was in vain to try and catch up to it, but I didn't think to pull over and watch it.