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Occurred : 10/3/2006 23:25 (Entered as : 10/03/06 23:25)
Reported: 10/3/2006 11:56:52 PM 23:56
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Orange, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:10 minutes
Oddly shaped object hovering above Orange County, California, then flying off under power.

We saw what we thought might be a "mickey mouse" balloon floating in the sky. It was either light in color or appeared so against the dark sky. We thought of a mickey mouse balloon because it seemed to have bulges coming from it and seemed to be tumbling, so that the bulges alternated sides of the object. It was odd, though, because it didn't seem to be moving in any sort of wind as you would expect a balloon to do. If it was a balloon, it would have had to be only a few hundred feet up considering the apparent size to us. Eventually, we started seeing some light coming from it. The light was red and intermittent. At the same time the object started to appear to move upward, as it seemed smaller and smaller. Soon it headed north and moved more like a conventionaly plane. It still had some light coming from it, but it didn't look regular like you would expect for running lights of an airplane. My eyes may have been playing tricks on me, but I thought I saw some "shimmering" intermittent lights, possibly blue, which appeared to surround the object on one side for very brief flashes. As we watched the object move off to the north (by this time it was simply a light), it appeared to possibly interact with another light of similar intensity.