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Occurred : 2/29/2000 22:40 (Entered as : 02-29-00 22:40)
Reported: 3/4/2000 03:53
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Antioch, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
Observed a bright orange glowing light in controlled flight which abruptly disappeared, replaced by spark like lights which continued on and slightly downward

I am a middle aged college educated male familiar with astronomy and modern technology.At around 10:40 in the evening on the 29th of February,I got up to turn off the table lamp in my front room.I observed through the window a bright orangish light coming from the north, over the Islands, on the other side of the San Joiquin river,across from the town I live in.Lights from this direction are not abnormal as transport jets from nearby Travis Airforce Base often use this approach in their training.The color and shape of the light was unusual.As it turned to the East at the northern edge of the town, I noticed the lights on the object did not lessen in intensity as it turned away from me.It moved approximatly 1 mile more to the east before abruptly disappearing.As soon it did, spark like lights dropped from the same spot in the sky and continued onward and slightly downward.