NUFORC Sighting 132018

Occurred: 2017-01-02 20:00 Local
Reported: 2017-01-02 22:35 Pacific
Duration: 3 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Corona, CA, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Left a trail

3 orange hazy lights, possibly fireballs, seen over Corona, CA, and seen from Chino Hills, moving in very odd pattern slowly

I was smoking a cigarette on my front porch and facing South - South/West. Looking up over the two story building across from me I saw what I thought was a plane or helicopter with orange lights.

As I looked closer, I could not see a blinking light required by aircraft and noticed there was 3 hazy orange lights. The craft was coming straight towards my location in a normal flight pattern. I only found the craft to be out of the usual when it began to slow down and without making any normal sounds or lose any altitude, it didn't make any sound but it was quite a distance away so that didn't mean a whole lot at this time. After slowing down it started to drift diagonally to the South, the three orange lights still facing me.

At this time I was thinking to myself this is not normal for an airplane or helicopter. The object then slowly moved directly to its right or East, again the 3 lights still facing my direction. The lights had a orange haze around them and! then it started going in reverse and dropping altitude, these movements all happening in a smooth slow pattern. It didn't last long but it was definitely strange as it disappeared or fell out of view.

Posted 2017-01-06

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