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Occurred : 10/31/1997 22:18 (Entered as : 10.31.97 2218)
Reported: 11/1/1997 01:34
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Santa Ana, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:2 min.
Summary : Saw an orange, round object in the northern sky under clear conditions. Object was flickering in brightness and was moving very slowly through the air. It appeared something was falling from the bottom of the craft towards the earth.

the UFO was witnessed by three other people and myself. We were standing in front of my friends place of employment when one of my friends looked up and said "what the hell is that?" The three of us looked up and saw what appeared to be an orange ball slowly moving across the sky. At this time, a customer came up and saw what we were looking at and said the same thing. "what the hell is that." My first impression was that it was a plane that caught on fire. But by observing it more. It appeared to be moving too slowly to be an airplane. Right about this time, we all observed what appeared to be projectiles coming out from underneath the ball traveling down toward the earth. The object then started to dim in brightness and get brighter again. It did this several times. I then assumed it might be a flare but it was traveling in a straight line. the object stayed visible for about 2 or 3 minutes before it slowly faded from sight. I am an office employee that works in Santa Ana. My friends work a right down the street from me.. This is where the sighting took place at. After debating what we had seen for two hours, none of us could come up with any rational explanation of what we saw. Thank you.