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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/2/2013 19:00 (Entered as : 12/2/13 19:00)
Reported: 12/19/2013 8:52:40 AM 08:52
Posted: 12/23/2013
Location: La Mesa, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: The object changed color
Unidentified rapidly ascending sphere

Observed an object with 5 other folks that shot up extremely rapid from a neighboring hill about ½- ¾ mile away looking Southeast. It was a clear night at dusk. There was still some sunlight showing from behind the ridgeline. Object shot straight up at least 3-400 feet. Object left no apparent trail. There was no sound. At that height stayed there stationary for 3-4 minutes. Then it started to descend very slowly making an “s” shape back and forth motion.

I thought it might be a firework but when it got down to just above the ridge line it stopped descending and made a more exaggerated back and forth motion. It stayed in that state for 7 to 8 minutes.

At this moment I could see the sphericalness to it and the colors of green, blue, and orange swirling around. Can’t tell if the object itself was rotating. It appeared solid and metallic. There were no landing lights. I estimate the object was the size of a mid-sized car.

The locals wanted to locate it after it got below the ridgeline and we got in our car to look for it but there was nothing to see.

I have 20 years’ experience in aviation repair. And have seen most commercial and military aircraft and work in the field. This was no aircraft or anything that I can identify. I was a skeptic of UFOs prior to this event. But this has been a life changing event. I feel stupid telling other people.