NUFORC Sighting 5593

Occurred: 1999-02-19 21:20 Local
Reported: 1999-02-19 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 2 minutes
No of observers: 3

Location: Simi Valley, CA, USA

Shape: Other
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

Large amber shape spotted in the Northwest sky...

Myself, along with two other passengers, were travelling westbound on the 23 freeway in Simi Valley. At approximately 9:20 PM, I noticed a strange large amber light in the northwest sky, approximately 30 degrees above the horizon. At first I thought it was the moon, but I knew the moon wouldn't be in the southwest sky at 9:20 at's too early. One of us commented seeing the object, and all acknowledged they had been watching it for about a minute. The object was about 1.5x the normal size of the moon in the night sky. The fog had rolled in by then, but about a half-sphere was visible through the fog, as if it was partially masked. The object did not appear to move at all, and within 10 seconds slowly faded into nothing. The object must have been some ways off because even travelling at 70 MPH did not make the object appear to be moving.

Posted 1999-04-02

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