Occurred: 1971-12-25 08:00 Local
Reported: 2006-04-09 03:05 Pacific
Duration: 2 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Oxnard, CA, USA

Shape: Sphere

big blue fireball very low

I was walking with my mother (I was 12 y.o) to church on Christmas morning. It was overcast when I suddenly remembered that the news said that a comet would be visible on Christmas day and that it could be the same one seen by the wise men.

I looked up and I saw a ball of blue light come out of the clouds and back into the clouds. I saw the ball that was covered with blue flames, really beautiful like an aquamarine gemstone. I could see the flames licking the surface of the object.

I told my mom but of course it was gone. I felt very fortunate to have seen the comet. I wasn't until a decade or more later that I thought, wait a minute, a comet isn't low enough to be in the clouds and it was traveling slowly. I could have been my active imagination maybe. If so then the mind is an incredible thing. I saw it as clearly as any object is see before me now.

Posted 2006-05-15

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