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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/25/1971 08:00 (Entered as : 12/25/71 8:00)
Reported: 4/9/2006 3:05:51 AM 03:05
Posted: 5/15/2006
Location: Oxnard, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2 seconds
big blue fireball very low

I was walking with my mother (I was 12 y.o) to church on Christmas morning. It was overcast when I suddenly remembered that the news said that a comet would be visible on Christmas day and that it could be the same one seen by the wise men.

I looked up and I saw a ball of blue light come out of the clouds and back into the clouds. I saw the ball that was covered with blue flames, really beautiful like an aquamarine gemstone. I could see the flames licking the surface of the object.

I told my mom but of course it was gone. I felt very fortunate to have seen the comet. I wasn't until a decade or more later that I thought, wait a minute, a comet isn't low enough to be in the clouds and it was traveling slowly. I could have been my active imagination maybe. If so then the mind is an incredible thing. I saw it as clearly as any object is see before me now.