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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/14/2013 19:40 (Entered as : 12-14-13 19:40)
Reported: 12/15/2013 10:04:25 AM 10:04
Posted: 12/23/2013
Location: Santa Maria/Orcutt, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 1
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
A fireball in the sky floating

I was driving home from work I was about to make a right turn onto my street when I saw a big red fire ball in the sky. It was red on the outside but looked like fire inside.

I pulled over and was trying to think if it was a balloon or lantern floating as a prank and pulled into my drive way and it was still floating.

I took a picture it you really can't see anything so then I ran inside to call my family to come see it and it was gone. What a bummer they thought I was joking. I don't really know how long it was there, but when i seen it and drove home must have been at least a minute. I wasn't keeping track of the time.

I was just amazed on what I was seeing. Sorry I don't have a great story but at least I can share this with people who will take me seriously.

Also, I live next to an airport and this object had no sound, no lights, and definitely was not flying by fast like the airplanes around here.