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Occurred : 7/1/2006 23:00 (Entered as : 07/01/06 23:00)
Reported: 7/3/2006 10:31:43 AM 10:31
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Fairfield, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:<5 minutes
red light over Suisun City, Ca seen from Fairfield, Ca

At around 11PM on the 1st, I was sitting in my backyard smoking a cigarette when I saw a bright red light come over my neighbors house roughly paralleling the flight path of commercial aircraft heading east from the bay area. It appeared to be travelling in a slight zig-zag pattern and then stopped and hovered, I estimate between 5-10 miles away.

Shortly thereafter, a jet aircraft appeared moving very quickly and I believed that this might be an investigating fighter because of its speed but it continued right on past the red object. It was, I should point out, flying both higher and further away than the object. Within a matter of seconds of this passing, the object descended in a straight line below the trees in the neighborhood and out of sight. I grabbed my video recorder, jumped in my car and headed in that direction but did not find this object again. I have either been an AIr Force brat or active duty myself for all of my 45 years, I believe I know an airplane or helicopter when I see one. And I have seen aircraft on fire with my own two eyes; this object was not on fire. The number of witnesses should be substantial because this siting was near a freeway (I80)which I think westbound must have been pointing almost, if not directly at the object. Highway 12 is also heavily travelled and is about 2 miles closer to the object than I was with nothing but virtually roadless/lightless swamp to its west. This thing was bright; it had to have been noticed.