At approximately 11:20 PM on 5/14/2013 while walking our dog in Bethel Henschel park in East Sacramento we witnessed a very large, very brightly lit object materialize over the neighborhood treeline towards the northeast in the direction of the American river and beyond.
Immediately upon materializing it dropped rapidly in a vertical line disappearing behind the treeline. It was silent and made no sound. It appeared to be an object very brightly lit by white light with some blue light as well. It dropped out of the sky over the treeline so fast that it left a bluish white light trail behind it. The whole thing transpired in 2 seconds max.
It didn't appear to be a falling star as it was too large, too low and it's descent was too vertical with absolutely no horizontal movement that we could see at all. There were no sparks or flames or anything else that would indicate it as a natural phenomena.
An unmarked helicopter, just moments prior, had flown over the park. Seconds after the object dropped and disappeared behind the treeline, the helicopter doubled back and began circling over the spot where the object had dropped down.
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