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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/25/2004 06:20 (Entered as : 12/25/2004 6:20)
Reported: 12/25/2004 10:59:58 PM 22:59
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Baker, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 30-45 seconds
Fireball in Desert near Baker, Ca.

About 30 miles north of Baker I looked out my right window (looking west) at what I thought was the rising sun... but soon realized it was the wrong direction. It had the glare of the sun, it was initially in the shape of a sun 2/3 exposed above the horizon. However, the truncated flat bottom was above the horizon. The object changed shape to something resembling a bowler hat, the a disk with a dome, and then quickly went to a small point of light (one hundredth the size) and disappeared. It was definitely some way in the distance, 15-20 miles is a guess. The only thing I could compare it to (after a distant "sun), was the type of flame emmitted from an oil refinery.