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Occurred : 11/5/2005 19:55 (Entered as : 11/5/05 19:55)
Reported: 11/5/2005 9:00:08 PM 21:00
Posted: 11/8/2005
Location: Porterville, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:approx. 2 min.
A bright red glowing light that was loosing altitude coming from the western sky and going east towards the horizon

It was a bright red glowing light. At first my wife and I thought someone had fired off some fire works but then we noticed that it lasted way to long and the trajectory did not match that of a fire cracker. Then we thought it was an airplane but the light also shortly after certainly was not that of a plane. So we thought possibly it was a meteorite but we have never seen a meteorite last as long as this light did and it got closer and closer to the horizon and then it disappeared. I have seen some interesting sights over the years such as the Northern Lights when I lived in Washington and when I made trips to Canada but this was unique. I do not believe that life from other planets, similar to ourselves, is visiting us because of the technology that would have to be obtained and that even at the speed of light it would take milleniums just to travel any where in the universe. I do believe in higher life forms of an angelic type but such contact at this point in time would be of those angels that have rebelled against man's creator and are actually enemies of mankind which is reflected in 2 Corinthians 11:14, 1 John 5:19 and Revelation 12:9. But I strongly do not believe that this situation has anything to do with what we saw. I would like a logical explaination for this unidentified red light appearance. Was the red light caused by some type of natural occurance or was it man made? After my wife saw the light she told me that a teen age son of a friend of ours saw the same type of light last night. He shared this with my wife this afternoon at about 1 pm when my wife was visiting with his mother.