September 22, 2001 10:35 - 10:40 pm
Weather: clear skies, cool temps (approx 55 degrees)
Watching sky while following, K, G, (ahead of us talking), S, & A. Saw a bright ball of white light what appeared to be a low altitude over the lake. There was no noise and no flashing lights associated with common aircraft, it flowed through the sky rather than flew like a plane. I watched for a good 10 seconds waiting for the flashing light of an airplane and saw none. The light was steady and unblinking. Called on S, and A, and said "why isn't it flashing". Watched for another few seconds with S & A while following its path, then suddenly it was far away towards the east and totally disappeared for about 2 second and then reappeared at an even greater distance, and grew smaller until we could no longer see it. Judging from its size upon first viewing it and its sudden decrease in size while moving away, the acceleration speed would have had to have been tremendous. No plane that I am aware of could receed in the sky that fast.
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