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Occurred : 12/26/2003 01:40 (Entered as : 12/26/2003 1:40)
Reported: 12/26/2003 1:29:26 PM 13:29
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:3 to4 mins
Orange Triangle or Orange flames?

At around 1:40am I went to the backyard it was about 36 degrees w/ an exceptionally clear sky. My backyard faces East and there were no surrounding lights so the stars were very bright white and ltblue, appearing to twinkel.As I was admirring, a different color caught my eye, coming from the East, a very large orange light was flying in the same manner as a plane but only a mass of orange light could be seen, keeping my eye on this orange light I called for my son. When he came out to witness it he thought it looked triagular in shape.Because it was so late and cold it was also very quite, and this thing had no noise before or after it passed over. By then my son(16)had told his cousin(17)to come take a look, at this point I was facing south on my tip toes watching this object still glowing orange as if to be flames, and suddenly a "a smaller mass or ball of orange light or flame" popped or broke off from the larger one and slowly decinergrated into air as the larger one was desending and very slowly appeared to dim and then it faded out or we lost sight? we were in total awe, waiting to here a sonic boom or see an explosion but nothing. I have seen questionable things in the sky before but this time I had two witnesses. I felt driven to share this after finding this web sight today for the first time.I'm curious if someone in the same area saw what we did.