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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/18/2012 17:30 (Entered as : 05/18/12 17:30)
Reported: 5/19/2012 9:42:20 PM 21:42
Posted: 5/29/2012
Location: Davis, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration: 8 seconds
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
A fuzzy orange ball of light first seen as star approaches quickly before making turn and climing out of sight.

I was standing in my backyard, facing south, looking at the sky, around 9:30 PM. I glanced over to the right and saw what I thought was a star but it looked different. It was glowing brightly and orange in color. This “star”, I now noticed, was moving toward me from the WSW. I removed my glasses briefly as I thought the “star” look blurry and thought maybe my glasses were dirty. In the next moment the object appeared to be much closer and changed from the size of a distant star to what seemed the size of a street light, still high in the sky but with a warmer more orange color. Than it just turned to the south and began to move away climbing higher and higher until it was just a tiny dot and then was gone.

I was never able to tell the altitude, the speed must have been incredible, but I could not even guess how fast it was traveling. And there was absolutely no sound, complete silence.