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Occurred : 9/26/2017 02:00 (Entered as : 09/26/17 2:00)
Reported: 9/27/2017 6:37:44 PM 18:37
Posted: 9/28/2017
Location: Sausalito, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:>20 minutes
Oval ring of red lights, flares and streams over Sausalito hills

Standing on the back deck facing west, I first saw a star that seemed alternately yellow and red. I thought it was a plane. Then I saw a plane fly past it, so it did not seem to be a plane itself. Then I saw a continual succession of what looked like falling stars. I thought that must be the answer, but as it continued, I realized it was very improbable. Another thing I saw was streams of red light that were looping around. I then thought it might be a a controlled toy drone which I've seen around here. But again the length of time it went on made that not seem likely and I couldn't explain the intermittenti ovals of small red lights as a drone. Then I saw several different phenomena: plumes of red and yellow lights that looked like flares or fireworks; red lights in an oval shape appearing and disappearing. The usual Sausalito fog seemed to part and a red whirlwind shape appeared.

This happened several times. All of these phenomena continued for at least twenty minutes.

I went inside and the time was 2:15 a.m. I wanted to stay and continue watching, but there was no sign of it abating and I went to bed. The 20 minute time frame is approximate. I was so transfixed, I don't really know how long I observed it. It could have been as long as an hour. I should have taken photos, but I thought I wouldn't be able to get a good shot. I am not a "believer" in extraterrestrial life, but what I saw was an something in the sky that I certainly couldn't identify or explain. The only ordinary explanation I could come up with was a fireworks display, but fireworks over the hills of Sausalito at two in the morning seems pretty far-fetched.