I was sitting with my wife on the deck watching the night sky. The sun had set an hour before and the stars were becoming very bright. There were no clouds in the sky. An object as least as bright as the brightest star, appeared suddenly, above the horizon, within our field of view. The object looked like it could have been a star or a satellite, but it moved quickly across the sky and changed direction, in a manner very unlike a satellite or airplane. It moved as though it could have been an insect, a lightning bug, although it did not blink and traversed a large portion the visible night sky. We both thought and felt that the object was an ET entity and it had a powerful impact that correlated with the discussion we were having at the time. The object moved from the southern sky, over head, and off to the north west sky, where it disappeared abruptly. It remained at full brightness the entire time it was in our view, and it made it's appearence above the horizon, and it disappeared while it was still above the horizon. It was visible for approximately 20 seconds. It was not possible to know how high it was flying, and there was no sound associated with it that we could hear.