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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/19/2020 16:15 (Entered as : 08/19/20 16:15)
Reported: 8/22/2020 9:00:02 PM 21:00
Posted: 8/27/2020
Location: Huntsville, AL
Shape: Light
Duration: 15-20 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Saw 1 bright light that dimmed out & got really bright in an erratic manner, the movement was unlike a plane or anything Ive ever seen

I saw this right after it rained and the sun came out bright and sunny with pretty much a clear sky. Our city experienced a double rainbow and of course everyone was looking at it and took to social media (I say this because I might not be the only one who saw it but idk). But that's when I noticed a single, VERY bright light that was small (my first initial thought was a plane or maybe a satellite). You could tell it was far away. It stuck out like a sore thumb. The brightness of the light was different and that's when I decided to watch it because I've never seen something like this. From my perspective, it started to moved towards the rainbow. It wasn't moving erratically and not necessarily in a straight line, but instead in a smooth fluid motion regardless if it was gaining or losing altitude. And it was moving fast considering how far away it was. It's nowhere as fast as a shooting star but it was definitely way too fast to be a plane. Once it got to t! he rainbow, it stopped and sat motionless for maybe a minute or two. It then started to move back in the same direction it came from. Definitely never seen a plane do that. This whole time while I'm watching this light, the light was going in and out. Not flashing in and out, more like dimming. It wasn't sequential or in a pattern, you couldn't time it. It was completely random. Sometimes it would vanish for a split second up to a few seconds. And sometimes the light got brighter all the way up to an obnoxious bright. This went on for about 15 to 20 until I lost sight due to the tree line. A few moments later, I saw AN ACTUAL PLANE in the same general area as I just saw the light. The plane was very visible and I could easily make out the main components of it, as well as seeing and identifying the familiar flashing lights in perfect unison that all planes have. That's when I realized what I just saw a moment ago was 100% different, no doubt about it.