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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/1/2017 00:00 (Entered as : 03/01/17 0:00)
Reported: 12/15/2019 2:19:12 AM 02:19
Posted: 12/19/2019
Location: Merced, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration: 10-15 seconds
Around midnight on Wednesday March 1, 2017 I was walking across my back patio. I was stopped in my tracks because I noticed a very large and very still orange orb above my roof line in the night sky. It began to move or dance around for about what I believe to be about 10 seconds. It then seemed to lose interest in me and then slowly go upward and disappear into the night sky. It was late at night and neither the town or the orb made any noise. There was no wind and I heard no traffic. I went inside and went to bed as though nothing special had happened.

I did not remember the event for two days. I don't know why and that still bothers today. I can't begin to describe how I felt when I did remember. I must have replayed the event in my mind a thousand times. I still do.

It has taken a lot of courage for me to write this because I believe my sighting is different than most people who have seen orbs.

On Friday March 1, 2019 exactly two years the day, my wife of 39 years died on that patio no more than four feet from where I stood when I saw that orb. I don't want to see another one.

So to whoever is reading this I want to thank you for your time.