NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/5/2011 20:00 (Entered as : 2011/2014 20:00)
Reported: 1/11/2014 2:48:47 PM 14:48
Posted: 1/16/2014
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2-3 minutes
Orange Orbs (Fireballs, Plasma Balls) seen on a continuing basis for three years over Huntington Beach, California

U.F.O.s over Huntington Beach There has been an ongoing phenomenon in Huntington Beach, California, that has been happening for the past three years, and continues to this day. Unexplained sightings of objects in the night sky, that have been witnessed by members of my family as well as friends and neighbors. Let me say that in my almost 50 years, I have never seen these objects before in my life and neither has anyone else who witnessed them.

The first such occurrence happened on the night of February 5, 2011, at around 9 p.m., I was alone and out walking our dog when I looked up and saw a bright orange object heading north from the ocean to about the center of the city. From my vantage point, the object looked to be about 20 feet in diameter and was at an altitude of only 1000-1500 feet. It was completely round and transparent like an orb and as if it were made of gas but also had an electrical component as the inside of it appeared to have a charge of some sort like lightning bolts within it. The orange plasma ball moved very slowly at perhaps 20 m.p.h. across the sky for about two minutes total and then made a 90 degree angle and headed straight up slowly to a very high altitude until it could no longer be seen. All the while it made no noise whatsoever. I found this very curious as I have never seen anything such as this before. It wasn’t a plane, balloon, drone or natural object and seemed to move as if by! intelligent design.

These sightings have occurred at least 12 times in the past three years of which I have personally witnessed 8 of them. My family and friends told me about the others. The latest event witnessed was on January 5, 2014. The glowing balls show up every 2-4 months or so and perhaps more often if they are not seen by someone each time. These orange balls of light have always appeared solely as one and not a cluster as some have witnessed in other areas. They are always orange in color, appear in the evenings between 8p.m. and 11 p.m. and can travel from different directions (east to west, north to south, ect..), make turns and even hover over a spot. My wife says she saw one stop and hover right above her for a minute as if it were watching her and then slowly went onward.

I do not normally make a report on every small thing that I may see but the number and frequency of these objects compels me to report these sightings as they have become almost commonplace in our area and I hope it helps to find an explanation as to what these objects in our night sky are.