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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/10/2012 19:50 (Entered as : 04/10/12 19:50)
Reported: 4/11/2012 11:21:55 AM 11:21
Posted: 4/18/2012
Location: La Mesa, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 3 minutes
A moving star-like object changed direction and "blinked out"

I was out on my back porch and looking at the stars (as I always do) and I noticed a particularly bright one; and it was moving. At first thinking that maybe it was a satellite, albeit bright, I was about to go in when the “star” made a sudden left turn.

The satellite theory went out the window for me and I ran into my house to grab my camera. Since the star had changed paths, I went out the front door knowing I would meet it coming over the roof. I turned on my camera to video mode, but as I had to zoom in all the way to make it appear on my end, I soon realized as it continued to move away that there was nothing special about the video I was taking – meaning there was no backdrop that would prove its movement, etc. Through the lens it just looked like a bright star.

Frustrated, I turned off my camera and watched as the “star” moved further away. Then, just as quick as it had appeared, it was gone. It was like some switch had been flicked – the “star” just blinked out. It literally just turned off its bright light. Now I wished I had filmed it.