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Occurred : 8/2/2011 21:50 (Entered as : 08/02/11 21:50)
Reported: 9/28/2011 7:34:07 PM 19:34
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Lakeside, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 min
Orange circle of light above East County

My husband and I saw a bright, orange light in the sky while on vacation back home in the East County area of San Diego. At first I thought it was a very close planet, but I knew that I had never seen one in that position in the night sky. We sat outside to watch it for approximately 10 minutes, until it faded and finally went out, still in the same place it had been the entire time. It was as if a circle of orange light was beaming around the circular object, approximately 17,000 ft. in the sky. It also had a small fire coming out of it at times, toward the end of the ten minutes. I thought it could be a flare, which I've heard of but never witnessed, but the craft was stationary in the sky the entire time, and quite large and unusual. It is not like any military or civilian aircraft either of us had ever seen. Slowly the light on the craft began to lessen as it went around, and then it extinguished entirely. There was no sound that we detected. It! was approximately 20 miles from our location.