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Occurred : 4/13/2000 05:30 (Entered as : 04/13/00 05:30)
Reported: 4/13/2000 10:34
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Antioch, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:30 + minutes
Glowing orange light, much lower to the ground than any kind of aircraft. Saw similar event on 12/31/99 - three lights at that time.

My boyfriend was leaving for work around 5:30 in the morning and called up to me from the apartment parking lot. As I ran down the stairs, he was looking up at the sky, muttering "What the hell is that?" A glowing orange light was hovering above us, much lower to the ground than any kind of aircraft. He said it came from the eastern horizon, and by the time I got downstairs it was heading west. At one point it actually appeared to slow down as it went over us. We stared at it for approximately 5 minutes before he left for work. I remained outside for another 5 minutes or so as it continued moving west over our apartment complex. I left the house about 6:00 a.m., and it was still visible. It began leaving a "trail of light" for lack of a better term. It's like it was about to fizzle out, but never did. He and I and a few others experienced the same lights on 12/31/99. There were three of them at that time. I dismissed the event since there were quite a few fireworks in the area. He kept insisting that we saw something quite unusual - I doubted him until this morning. I have never experienced anything like it.