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Occurred : 7/4/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 09/04/01 22:00)
Reported: 10/30/2001 1:15:26 PM 13:15
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Long Beach, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:3 min
Fire dripping light over Long Beach, CA.

I am a Physics student at a University Of CA. On July 4th 2001 a friend of mine, his sister, and I were driving home from a fire works show in Long Beach around 10:30 or 11:00 PM. I was looking up in the sky in the back of the convertable and I saw a light suspended in the air, it looked like it was an airplane, except that it was not moveing as far as I could tell ( I was in a car going about 60mph) the odd part about this light is that it seemed to be dripping an orange-red fire, it would drip a few flames then stop, then it started dripping some more. I dont know how long the object was there for because we where driveing away. When we (my friend and I) looked back it was gone, a dark tree or building might have been obstructing our view, I cant say. I know what you are all thinking: it must have been fire works. I dont know about you but I have never seen fire works that stay in a fixed vertical position for any length of time and drip fire. that would be some pretty boring fire works. plus we saw it was after the shows.

((NUFORC Note: We have changed the date of the occurrence to July 04, 2001, as indicated in the text by the witness. We have no adequate explanation for the sighting. PD))