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Occurred : 11/17/1998 01:30 (Entered as : 11/17/98 01:30:00)
Reported: 2/2/2001 00:00
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:3 Different Times
UFO that dissapeared and reappeared but closer than before!

At approximately 1:30am, My Brother noticed a Very Bright Object Due South of where We Watching the Annual Leonids Meteor Shower. I looked over where my brother was pointing and WOW it was! The object was Bright Orange in Color(Streetlight). The Beam coming down from the object was a Dimmer Orange reaching the ground itself. I estimate the Distance to be 1/2-1mi. Distance. The object is estimated to be 50 ft Sphere. This object casted a Sharp shadow on the desert ground(-12 mag). Watching the object for about 2min it suddenly vanished out of sight! I was so shocked. After, I went over to the truck and laid down, closed my eyes, and was awakened by the same object but much closer, Brighter, and bigger! Hovering there for at least another 2 minutes, it suddenly vanished again out of sight. I was officially getting freaked at that moment. about 5 minutes later, The object came back even closer(500feet away at least). Also, the object was much brighter, I estimate a magnitude of a -16. Staying there even longer, About 5 minutes and it was gone again.Wierdest thing ive ever seen in my life.