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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/18/2021 21:08 (Entered as : 04/18/21 21:08)
Reported: 4/19/2021 9:28:42 PM 21:28
Posted: 4/23/2021
Location: Nanaimo (Canada), BC
Shape: Light
Duration: 15 seconds
Distant Satellite -Erratic Flight Path

About an hour after sunset, I observed a distant high altitude “satellite” due east of my position -moving south.

It looked as bright as a distant planet.

Suddenly it accelerated, making a downward swoop then quickly regained original altitude, continuing south.

The object maintained a steady path for about 8 seconds. It paused briefly coming to a complete stop, then began a 45 degree descent.

I assume it was no longer reflecting the sun as it grew dimmer, and disappeared.

I have maritime experience as well as an aviation background.

Definitely not a drone or typical aircraft.

Thanks for your work.