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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/26/2017 00:00 (Entered as : 04/26/17 0:00)
Reported: 4/26/2017 12:57:50 AM 00:57
Posted: 4/28/2017
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 1:30
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, The object emitted other objects, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
curving fireball followed by blinking light.

the first craft was a fireball, the second craft was a blinking light. i assumed the second craft was following the fireball but they appeared to separate when i first noticed them. craft number 2 gave me the impression it was ours... but at first, when they separated, it looked like pieces breaking off, which did happen later with the fireball, but they changed speeds and gathered distance really quickly.

About 30 seconds after they separated, the fireball also slowed down and started to turn outward from the california coast and i assume upward, or still, based on the angle because it slowly faded. But maybe 45 seconds before the fireball died, the blinking light disappeared after pulsing rhythmically for the first 45 seconds.