December 15, 2007 My 7 year old daughter and I left our house at 6:20pm heading down to a neighbors house for the evening, I was in the process of plugging our Christmas lights in so there were no outside lights on. In our area the night sky is really dark and occasionally you can see satellites so I stopped to look to see if I was able to locate on to show my daughter.
I was standing in front of our house scanning the sky (which faces directly north) and I looked in a NNE direction in the sky and I witnessed a bright white light slowly heading in a NNW direction. I watched the light for about 45 seconds to a minute when my daughter started to ask me if we could hurry up and go because it was cold out. I decided I wasn't going to point it out to her as I didn't know what I was looking at and I didn't want to scare her. As I watched the light move across the sky it faded to orange and gradually got smaller until it completely faded into the night sky and was no longer visible which took approximately 2 minutes. The light did not disappear behind the horizon, it just disappeared in the sky.
When I first noticed the light I almost thought it was possibly the spotlight from a helicopter but there was no sound and because of the mountains in the canyon we live in, my thoughts were that by looking at the elevation of the light appeared to be much much higher than a helicopter would fly.
The light gradually disappeared while in transit, the best way I can think of to describe it is that it was much like when you turn a clear light bulb off and the filament is still hot and glows and as it cools of it goes completely out.
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