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Occurred : 12/1/2009 22:55 (Entered as : 12/01/2009 22:55)
Reported: 12/2/2009 6:53:30 AM 06:53
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Napa, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Light observed hovering over Napa and then dropping something before disappearing.

I am a security officer in the Napa area.

On 12/01/2009 at about 22:55 I was walking around an apartment complex in the city of Napa, CA. My girlfriend was talking to her mother on the phone and she had me on the phone as well. I was listening to my girlfriend talking to her mother through my Bluetooth device.

While walking around this apartment complex, I happened to look up through the trees, toward the south. I saw a bright light in the sky traveling northbound. At first I thought this was a plane that had just taken off from the airport with its landing lights still on. Then I noticed that it wobbled as it traveled and had no flashing lights on it. It was also a little larger and brighter than any of the stars in the sky.

Still thinking this was a plane, I found a larger opening in the trees and continued to watch it. It appeared to stop briefly a couple of times. The light traveled until it was almost straight up from where I was. It was still slightly south of me though. It just stopped in the sky and hovered. There was no noise to it either. As I watched this thing hover, I could see two horizontal lights on the sides of it. For a moment I thought it could be a blimp with words scrolling on the sides of it but it was too small or too high, to be a blimp. And a blimp has the lighted words on opposing sides. This thing had the lights forward on each side, not opposite of each other.

As I stood and looked at this thing, I realized this was not a plane and told my girlfriend to go outside and look at it. She, in turn, told her mother to go outside and look too. My girlfriend did not go outside but her father, who was with her mother, went outside at her mother’s request. He said he didn’t see it. I told them that it was the brightest looking "star" in the sky, just south of where the moon was. Nobody else saw this light.

As I watched this light, it began backing up and travelling southbound, the way it had come. As it did, it dropped something. What it dropped looked like a piece of glitter, but obviously larger. It sparkled for about a second and then was no longer visible. The light dropped about 4 or 5 of these things that I could see. After that, the object flickered and looked like it disappeared. It then lit back up and flickered some more.

I heard some people walking toward me so I looked toward them to point this object out to them. I wanted someone else to see this besides just me. Well, the people who were coming toward me went into an apartment before reaching my location. I looked back up at the sky, where the object was, and noticed it was no longer visible. I wish I had watched it to see if it just flickered out or if it traveled somewhere else.

There was some cloud cover and this object appeared to be below the clouds. I kept watching for it all night after this and never did see it again.