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Occurred : 3/4/1999 07:15 (Entered as : 3/4/99 7:15 pm)
Reported: 3/5/1999 00:34
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Fresno, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:4 to 5 minutes
Looked up into night sky and saw a light that at first we thought was a helicopter with a spotlight until the object left but the light slowly faded away.

It was at a local soccer field after dark. The field are well lighted and there were 12 possibly more witnesses. We were talking when someone motioned to look up at the sky toward the southwest. There we could see a small bright light just below the cloud covered sky. It was sort of a cigar shape and had a larger light fanning out from it toward the north. At the tail end of the fanned out light was a blue-ish round light with what appeared to be a tail or streak of red behind it. It made no sound and never approached any closer. I estimate it was about an eighth to a quarter mile away from us. We at first thought it was a helicopter hovering a distance away then the small cigar light disappeard into the clouds yet the fanned light and blue streak remained to fade out slowly over a 5 minute period. Moments later a real helicopter came into view but it was of a different shape and we could hear the noise of the propellers.