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Occurred : 3/16/1997 20:30 (Entered as : 03/16/97 ~20-2100)
Reported: 6/23/1997 15:05
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Salton Sea, CA
Shape: other
Duration:45 minutes
Summary : Saw across the Sea a big red flash, then white-orange orbs appear, about 10-15, not moving, all in a straight line except for one which was to the left which move horizontally towards the rest. They stayed for about 15 minutes, then went out about the same time. Then about 10 minutes later, appeared again all shifted over to the left. Again, more large red flashes on the ground, the horizon. No sound could be heard at all throughout the entire time.

Started with a big red flash across the Salton Sea, the East side. We were on the West visiting a friend. Then, moments afterwards, bright white-orange glowing orbs began to appear in the sky, above the horizon. Approximately 10-15, all lined up and appeared to not move -- they were more or less in a straight line. Except for one larger one off to the left, which moved towards the others slowly. We wathed for about 15-20 minutes, all trying to figure out what it was. Could not hear any sound at all, even after the big red flashes.Then, saw another big red flash on the horizon, not in the sky. Then, they went out all about the same time. Two of us remained to see if the lights would come back. They did. But this time all shifted to the left. Again in a straingt line and again the big red flashes on the ground. They stayed for about 15 minutes, with one to the left noticiably moving, the others not moving, then went out again at the same time. We left for home shortly thereafter. ((Name deleted))