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Occurred : 9/5/1996 22:30 (Entered as : 09/05/1996 22:30)
Reported: 9/13/2019 12:27:23 AM 00:27
Posted: 9/19/2019
Location: Blythe, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:3 minutes
A glowing orange sphere floats silently and slowly then shoots up at 45 degree angle faster than anything seen before.

About 25 miles North of Blythe, CA, my husband and I were at our vacation home on the Colorado River. My husband went out for a dune buggy ride with about eight friends at about 20:30. I stayed at our vacation home alone and fell asleep. At about 22:00 woke up and I walked outside to see if my husband had returned. As I turned around to walk inside a bright light caught my eye. Directly above the tree line across the street, less than 100 ft away and no more than 40ft in the air was a completely round sphere that glowed like a sodium vapor orange street light. The sphere was approximately 30ft in diameter. It floated silently about as fast as someone walking briskly parallel to the ground.

At first I thought it must be a weather balloon. I stood and watched it float down the road over some mobile homes, then suddenly it shot up at about a 45 degree angle at “warp” speed and disappeared in a second.

When my husband and his friends returned 20 minutes later, I described what I saw. They said they had all stopped their dune buggies on top of the hills overlooking our mobile home park and they all saw the same thing but from a distance of a half mile or so.