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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/27/2016 22:41 (Entered as : 07/27/16 23:41)
Reported: 7/27/2016 10:26:36 PM 22:26
Posted: 8/2/2016
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 20 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object
Like a plane on fire with a long tail of read flames, white flames inside the red tail, like a candle burns

Like a large plane on fire the object went across the night sky, West to East. It covered 90 degrees of my sight line. It traveled about the same speed as an airplane one normally watches at night. It went directly over the San Fernando Valley, heading due East towards Arizona. The object was the length of the full moon, the height maybe half or quarter the full moon. About the size of a plane in the sky if it were ablaze The tail, orange and red, like a candle flame burns, but on its side. The tail was 10-20 full moons long. A spectacular sight. I took a photo, which kinda looks like it, ith a 135mm nikkor f22 on bulb, so it is not a great shot, although my wife looked at it and said "cool."


((NUFORC Note: Space debris. PD))