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Occurred : 9/3/2001 21:25 (Entered as : 09/03/01 21:25)
Reported: 9/3/2001 21:58
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Shape: Cross
Duration:5 minutes
Orange ohject moves slowly, drops smaller objects then blinks out.

It was a clear night with unlimited visibility and a full Moon. At 21:25As I was coming home from work I saw the same object as the night before . This time the object was slightly higher in the sky... maybe 2000 to 3000 feet. I also noticed a glowing halo directly above the object. It appeared to be a light coming from the top of the object. The object appeared to be moving slowly and made no noise. I estimate the object was 1000 to 2000 feet high. At this point in time I yelled for my wife and two kids, ages 19 and 16 to come view the object. By this time the object had passed over the house, so we all ran to the front of the house and stood on the deck and watched the object with binoculars. The object, which was shaped like a cross, with orange lights, proceeded North. We all noticed when the object was approximately 2-5 miles away it stopped and hovered. The intensity of the orange glow was changing. It was glowing very brightly and then the glow would almost disappear. This occurred three to four times. It then dropped a small object with the same color. It looked like a spark. The object then got very bright the brightest orange yet. It then dropped another and larger object, which again looked like a spark. The object then just faded out. Looked like it winked out. I was still looking at the object with the binoculars as this occurred. I could not see the object it was just gone.