Placerville UFO Sighting on 01/02/2014
I was observing Jupiter with my telescope and was prompted on social media of a sighting earlier in the evening. After some time with the scope I put it away and was prepared to go to bed but took a last look to the S.E. sky as the earlier reports stated.
I noticed an Orangish light behaving strangely and watched it for a couple of minutes and then went inside to wake up my wife, she and I watched it for about 40 min. and then she went back to bed.
During the observation, we compared the directional details as they happened and agreed every time. It seemed to have what we can best describe as thruster type light or flash emanating from the top occasionally.
I continued to watch after my wife went to bed and eventually it faded into just a totally stable small star like light that that dimmed permanently. It was cold and clear the entire time and many shooting stars were observed as were various aircraft in typical flight characteristics with audible motors. No odd noises were apparent. Created a feeling of wonder and amazement in both my wife and I.