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Occurred : 3/11/2018 20:10 (Entered as : 03/11/18 20:10)
Reported: 3/11/2018 9:07:16 PM 21:07
Posted: 3/23/2018
Location: La Quinta, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:Several minutes
Dark amber/orange light seen hovering in night sky in La Quinta, CA with no sound and that ascended vertically to disappear.

While driving in a gated community in La Quinta, CA, at approximately 8:10 pm, I saw a dark amber round light, almost orange, hovering at the height of an approximately 20 to 30 story building. I thought it might be a light at the top of a black tower that itself wasn’t visible in the partially cloudy black sky (and that I’d never noticed before). I slowed at the next intersection and rolled down my windows (and turned off radio) to listen for an aircraft sound. There was complete silence, not even the sound I’ve heard with drones. I could see it wasn’t attached to any tower or anything.

I waited for the object to move like an aircraft. Initially, it remained motionless. There were no other lights. I thought I could make out one side of the outline of an angulated black body surrounding the light. But I couldn’t be sure. I turned the corner, pulled over and pulled out my phone to videotape the object, as it was starting to progress toward the west. I was able to get brief video of the light. Then it ascended up into the cloudy sky (not laterally) and disappeared. My viewing lasted approximately 90 to 120 seconds.