I stepped out on the front deck of my house to have a smoke, I casually looked up and saw a bright star like orb moving quite swiftly and smoothly, faster than a plane, No sound, Looked like a large star I could see it so clear. It moved from a N/W to S/E direction. I watched it for about 4 min. Then it slowly dimmed then went out like turning off a light switch. I'm out every night starring at the sky, I see planes of all kinds i'M VERY FAMILIAR WITH KNOWN AIRCRAFT MY FATHER IS A FORMER PILOT, THIS WAS NOT A PLANE OR HELICOPTER. I know what I saw and it was not from this planet, unless there is technology we don't know about.