Location of Sighting: Citrus Heights, California
Date of Sighting: July 19, 2019
Time of Sighting: 9:45 PM PDT
Description: Around 9:30 pm, in the middle of July, 2019 I was standing out back smoking on the patio looking at the stars. I spotted a few planes off in the distance, some higher than others, and a helicopter had flown over about 30 minutes earlier. Then, as I was about to head inside, another object caught my eye. Moving from my right to left, it had a constant “orange-ish” hue to it. it was almost like a street like. But it was traveling slower than any plane or helicopter. So I first thought, “hmm maybe a satellite,” but as I continued to watch it, it seemed way too low. It was probably 2 to 5 miles away from me, but seemed to be about 1,000 to 2,000 feet in altitude. Then suddenly, it just changed direction. I was still traveling at the same “casual” like speed, but now it seemed to travel at a 45 degree, upward direction. (It reminded me of the video game Pong, when the ball hits against the wall as it changed.)
It’s engraved in my mind, almost like I hear the “boop” sound effect as it changed course. It just changed direction after traveling consistently for 2 to 3 minutes east to west. It was now moving away from me going south, but also climbing in altitude. And within 30 seconds, it went from having a glowing hue, to just slowly “fizzling” out. It was like the flame on a candle when it’s running out of air. Its almost as if it simply “burned out”.
Between the way it changed direction, the low altitude, and the way it’s light slowly ‘dimmed’ out.. I honestly can’t stop obsessing over what I saw.