Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/19/2006 20:40 (Entered as : 121906 20:40)
Reported: 12/19/2006 11:10:24 PM 23:10
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 5 mins
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted other objects, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Ball of fire was dancing around in the sky above Ridgecrest, Ca at exactly 8:40 p.m.

We were driving north bound, when we saw a big orange light above us. The light was also heading north bound. My husband made a u-turn to park in an empty parking lot across the street to get a good look. When we parked, we were surprised to see the the light had also changed direction and was in the sky in front of us. The light became very bright and blurry. No matter how much we stared at it, neither of us could focus on it. It danced in the sky from side to side in an unsual pattern. I noticed three men across the street outside a coffee shop. They were also looking up at this strange object. It was a big ball of fire. The way it moved in the sky was unlike anything I have ever seen. Afer five minutes tiny balls of fire dropped from the huge ball of fire. When this happened, I got scared. I didn't know what was falling. I even told my husband to get back in the car. Several of these smaller balls of fire fell from the large one. As the objects fell, the original fire ball shrank in size until it was gone. Once it was gone, I looked back over to the men that were across the street looking up at it. I told my husband that we should drive up to them and ask them if they could make sense of what we had just seen. Unfortunately, they got in there car and left before we could get to them. Once again, this ball of fire dancing around in the sky was unlike anything I've ever seen.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))