|Occurred : 7/13/2004 20:00 (Entered as : 07/13/2004 20:00)
Reported: 7/13/2004 9:30:13 PM 21:30
Location: Orange, CA
|Black sphere seen at 400 feet AGL moving slow at dusk
Observed at 8:00 pm pacific time. Just before dusk I was driving on a surface street heading southwest when I saw a round sphere type object at approximately 400 feet AGL due East from me.The object was 500 yards from me at the time. It was black and appeared to be spinning on an axis and about 6-8 feet in diameter. At the time I was driving about 40-45 mph as the object was also moving at least that speed parallel to my direction. As I made a left hand turn on another street it darted eastbound at the same speed. I tried to follow this object and pulled into a parking lot to observe its direction. For a minute or two it stayed in one place and around 500-600 feet AGL. I got a couple pictures of it before it moved off in a easterly direction. I picked up a family member within a minute from my location at the time, and we went towards the last known direction it headed. We saw it once more now at around two thousand feet AGL and watched it move eastbound in a steady climb through three thousand feet AGL.It appeared to have a blinking white strobe that blinked once every 2 minutes. We then left the area.It was now 8:15 pm.