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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/22/2011 19:40 (Entered as : 02/22/11 19:40)
Reported: 2/22/2011 8:24:48 PM 20:24
Posted: 2/23/2011
Location: Redding, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 20 minutes
Star looking object moving in a very odd pattern, just a white light just like a star

Hello I am writing this statement in case of a, what I think to be, UFO sighting. I was standing in my back yard facing south looking up at they sky. I was smoking a cigarette cause I do not smoke in the house. While looking up in the direction of the stars that make O’ryan ((sic--Orion)), when I was talking to my son showing him the stars.

My son then pointed out a light in the sky moving. He said it looked like an airplane but saw not flashing lights and was way to high. It looked more like a star moving really fast, when I finally noticed it.

I then called my wife out and 3 of my children came out too, we all watched it but thought maybe it’s a satellite.

While watching the light moving at a very fast speed, it stopped. The star the sat in one spot for about 45 seconds. That is when it started moving slowly in a sort of circle motion but did not complete a full circle, and then just shot in the East direction EXTREMELY FAST!! Stopped and sat for a few, then started moving kind of longitudinally direction, back and forth about 4 times. Still have not seen any colors or anything, still looked like a star just had life to it. It would also move in the latitudinal direction back and forth, but at a faster speed then longitude. It was at this time of 7:40 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 22 2011.

That I decided to contact someone. Unfortunately, it was dark and did not have a video device to capture evidence.

((NUFORC Note: Star, Sirius. PD))