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Occurred : 7/15/2006 00:03 (Entered as : 07/15/06 00:03)
Reported: 7/20/2006 10:03:35 PM 22:03
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Sonoma, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:7 MIN
RED FIREBALL OVER SONOMA

THIS STAR-LIKE FIREBALL WAS BRIGHT RED AND 3 TIMES LARGER THAN THE LARGEST STAR IN THE SKY. IT WAS UNDER THE "HANDLE" OF THE BIG DIPPER AND STAYED STATIONARY FOR 4 MINUITES BEFORE DRIFTING TOWARD THE END OF THE DIPPER'S HANDLE. THERE WERE NO STROBE LIGHTS OR RUNNING LIGHTS, SO IT WAS NOT AN AIRPLANE. AFTER IT BEGAN TO DRIFT IR DID A SUDDEN ZIG-ZAG, ZIG-ZAG, ZIG, AND THEN VANISHED ABRUPTLY. THE TIME WAS 00:10.

I SAW THIS FROM THE PARKING LOT BEHIND KSVY RADIO STATION IN DOWNTOWN SONOMA AS I WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE AFTER DOING MY SHOW "STRANGE WINE" (HISTORY AND THE PARANORMAL IN THE VALLEY OF THE MOON. I OFTEN TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THE HIGH RATE OF UFO SIGHTINGS IN SONOMA WHEN I DO MY "GHOSTS & LEGENDS OF SONOMA TOURS" IN MY LIMOUSINE. I HAVE SEEN THE BIG BLACK TRIANGLES EARLY IN THE MORNING, THE LITTLE LIGHTS THAT DO FORMATION EXERCISES, EVEN THE ONES THAT "HIDE" IN FRONT OF STARS, BUT NEVER A RED ONE LIKE THIS BEFORE!