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Occurred : 1/1/2015 17:15 (Entered as : 01/01/2015 17:15)
Reported: 1/8/2015 12:40:31 AM 00:40
Posted: 1/9/2015
Location: Oakland, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2 minutes
Bright Orange sphere seen over Oakland, CA.

It was about 17:15 in the evening of January 1st, 2015. I was walking west down my street in Oakland, CA. The sun had just set behind the buildings in front of me but there was still a lot of light outside.

I noticed in the sky something that was bright orange, almost fire like. I thought it was a blimp, but it moved differently. Its movement was fluid, not jerky, and it seemed to move around in all directions with great ease. At one point It must have turned in an orbit, like a planet turns, because it seemed like the orange glow was a reflection of the sun off a silver looking sphere in the sky.

I took my phone out, took a picture, and then started recording it. I recorded for about two minutes until it dissapeared. The video goes blurry because the autofocus was on.

Initially when I saw the object, it seemed to hover at the hight of what planes fly at, but within two minutes it was so much higher.

Here is the link to the video:

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with the woman who submitted the report, and she seemed to us to be quite eloquent and sober-minded. Because of the nature of her employment, we suspect that she is a very good witness. PD))