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Occurred : 11/1/2005 17:05 (Entered as : 11/01/05 17:05)
Reported: 11/1/2005 5:14:04 PM 17:14
Posted: 11/3/2005
Location: Ventura, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:30 seconds
Red/Orange glowing object hovered over the Channel Islands then glided away silently.

It was just after the sun set over the Channel Islands. A red shaped object darted from the horizon to above the island (Santa Cruz Island). I then rushed to my telescope to get a closer look. I could not make out a definite shape of the object, it had a red/orange glow. It hovered over the island for a few seconds then began to glide WNW, making no sound at all. At that point the object disapeared into the atmosphere.

((NUFORC Note: Student report. We wonder whether the witness might have been witnessing a high-altitude aircraft, or contrail behind an a/c. Only a guess, on our part. PD))