NUFORC Sighting 109251

Occurred: 2014-05-07 20:30 Local
Reported: 2014-05-08 08:59 Pacific
Duration: 3 minutes
No of observers: 8

Location: Visalia, CA, USA

Shape: Fireball

Strange, slowly moving fireball like object in the sky.

I was on the phone in my driveway at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the evening, in Visalia, California, when I noticed a reddish, flare like colored object slowly rising up into the sky in the North West. At first I thought it might be some kind of flare, but after observing it for approximately one minute, I ruled that out as there was no light trail of any kind and it actually appeared to be traveling.

I then thought it might be some type of remote control plane, until it began traveling South East, over my neighborhood. It was moving very slowly, and much, much lower than an airplane. It was completely silent. It was flickering an orange-red color, like a flame, but not in any flashing pattern.

As it went above me, it reminded me somewhat of a jellyfish, like a ball with a light inside. It was about 4 times larger than the brightest star in the sky. It rose a bit higher and then flickered out and disappeared.


We spoke via telephone with this witness, and she seemed to us to be serious-minded. PD

Posted 2014-05-08

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