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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/14/2011 21:25 (Entered as : 04/14/11 21:25)
Reported: 4/15/2011 8:40:10 AM 08:40
Posted: 5/2/2011
Location: Visalia, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 7 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Orange orb witnessed in the Central Valley night sky!

Two of my friends and I were playing basketball outside at a local church. We looked up at the south south west night sky and noticed an orange orb. It was 3 times bigger than commercial airliners that you would see flying at its highest point in the sky. We watched it as it was staying in the same spot and then it started emitting a very small trail and a haze of orange as it started moving slowly east. It then instantly disappeared.

A couple seconds later it reappeared instantly in the spot it disappeared. Another couple seconds went by and it disappeared again instantly. We never heard it making a sound during the whole 7 minute sighting. We watched for another 30 minutes to see if it would reappear again but it never did.

We live in between China Lake military base and Lemoore Navel Air Station and see jets fly back and forth between bases all the time. There is also a small airport near by and see planes landing. Commercial airliners fly over head as well between Fresno, CA and Los Angeles, CA area frequently.

We donít know what it was. It was a clear night with no clouds in the sky and a bright moon. Whatever we saw that night was not a plane. It had no characteristics of the other planes in the sky like flashing lights or turning on white head lights on a descent to land. Hopefully we could get some answers of what we saw.

((NUFORC Note: Missile launch from Vandenberg AFB at 21:24 hrs. (Pacific). PD))