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Occurred : 10/17/2000 20:30 (Entered as : 10/17/00 20:30)
Reported: 10/18/2000 21:02
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Eureka, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
Two bright solid orange lights , slow moving, bright flickering light before vanishing.

Last evening upon parking in front of my house, I noticed two orange lights to the east. At first I thought Fire/Coast Guard hellicopters, as there is a C.G. Base near here and we did have a large grass fire by the bay North of here. After watching maybe one minute or so I ran and called my wife to the front of our house. At this time we saw two orange lights heading Northeast of our house. They seemed to have been fairly low moving like a C.G.Hellicopter would. They were not making any sound nor were any lights flashing. After about two minutes they stopped in flight. They were motionless for another two minutes or so and my wife went to call our daughter and son-in-law who live about ten blocks from us. When she returned with phone in hand and son-in-law on the other end, we all watched the light on the left move to the North at about the same speed as before. The one on the right never moved again. After 4-5minutes the one on the right started flickering brightly and then was gone. Our son-in-law said he saw something drop from it before it's light was gone. The one to the North was visible for another 2-3 minutes and it's light flickered and it was gone too.