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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/21/2014 01:00 (Entered as : 04/21/14 1:00)
Reported: 4/21/2014 12:44:16 PM 12:44
Posted: 4/24/2014
Location: Indio, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 15 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Around 1 am, the night of Easter Sunday, I witnessed what I thought was a comet heading in a slanted direction to my right.

As it grew slightly closer I realized it was way to small and slow to be a comet, but maybe a helicopter. I then knew it wasn't a helicopter because it was too fast.

After moving at a slight angle to our right it curved its direction and starting heading away from us.

My friend had said it might be a flare, but we all knew otherwise and it had been getting further and further away slowly.

It looked like a fireball at first, but without any fire, then more like just a big orange ball of light, but was too far away to see any detail at all.

After moving further away it disappeared.

We were shocked, but I knew it just was too far to see, until it came back into sight heading back in our direction. It came back to the point that it had been at before, moving slowly compared to any meteor, but fast compared to a firework.

It then turned back around almost instantly without rotating and then slowly disappeared again.

This lasted for about 8 to maybe 12 minutes in total.