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Occurred : 2/16/2011 19:02 (Entered as : 02/16/2011 19:02)
Reported: 2/16/2011 8:36:00 PM 20:36
Posted: 2/18/2011
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:10-12 Seconds
Santa Maria: 2/16/2011: 7:01 PM: clearly saw stationary light orange circle to the south-east high in the sky

Was outside smoking cigar. Weather clear. Was looking at stars to the south, walked out from under patio, clearly saw stationary light orange circle to the south-east high in the sky (towards vandenburg (not assuming any correlation)) - for 2 seconds, then disappeared. Thought was interesting, continued looking south-east for 10 minutes with no sightings, then randomly looked east saw orange circle moving slowly northbound (towards San Luis Obispo) high in the sky for 4 seconds then disappeared. Continued looking all over for another 10 minutes, no sightings besides obvious every-day passenger planes every few minutes. Thought very strange.