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Occurred : 12/25/2003 00:00 (Entered as : 12/25/2003 0:00)
Reported: 7/12/2004 1:15:45 AM 01:15
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Anchorage, AK
Shape: Sphere
Duration:approx 5 min
black sphere with bright orange spotlight appears on x-mas eve in Alaska.

It was Christmas eve so we were joking that it was Santa Claus. We saw it directly above some power lines from our viewpoint (the power lines were approx 30 feet away) and it appeared to be slightly bigger than than a #2 pencil point. Strangely enough, it was not a clear night, it was definently cloudy and although it was pitch black out, you could still make out the UFO's black sphere against the sky. The sphere had one large round, orange light, like a spotlight almost. It was very bright. It was stationary when I first saw it, and then started moving quickly in irregular patterns. It moved unlike anything I'd ever seen before. After what seemed like an hour (although it was in reality only 5 minutes), it dissapeared in a zoom like manner. The only way I can describe how it 'zoomed away' is it kind of looked a little bit like the Starship enterprise 'zoom' in Star Trek (except without the bright flash). This was absolutely not a satellite, nor any plane that I know of. My entire family witnessed this event and I assure you, there was no special Christmass eggnog involved. I'd be more than happy to draw this UFO or make a computer graphic of it.