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Occurred : 9/1/1999 22:30 (Entered as : 9/01/99 22:30)
Reported: 9/3/1999 07:47
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:5 sec.
Bright orange vertical cigar shaped something at 45 deg. slowly drop into ocean?

At approx 10:30pm Wed. 9/1, I saw an orange something that I thought was an airplane on fire and going slowly down towards the ocean. Facing SW just under and slightly to the right of the constellation Sagittarius at about 45 degrees. It wasn't shooting as fast as meteorites I have seen and it was wider then tails I've seen and definately orange from tip to tip. It was 6" at arms length. It was a ball type front that didn't taper down to the tail. I am searching the skys all the time and never saw anything like this. I know this is fragmented, but I don't know how else to explain it. FYI. Thanks for your continued good work.