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Occurred : 9/25/2006 18:30 (Entered as : 09/25/06 18:30)
Reported: 9/27/2006 12:16:23 PM 12:16
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Vista, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 minutes aprox
small dark object in sky, not traveling.

I want to start out by saying I still hold out there's a possibility that maybe what we saw was some sort of mylar shaped baloon, like the sort you get from the super market. But I want to make my report in case others in the area saw something, the same thing or more and can confirm it wasn't a fancy mylar baloon. Would also like to add my husband and I were the witnesses and we both wrote our descriptions of what we saw and little diagrams within 5 minutes after the incident so the details would be fresh.

We were driving down Vista way, past the theater area and saw a black object in the sky. It was about 6:30 pm so the sky was still well lit with the sun just only starting to set. I did see a small plane in the area, like one of those itty bitty 2 seater ones.

The object was black, didn'ty seem shiny in any way, seemed rather small and high up. It looked like it was in my opinion either changing shape or rotatinging and the effect was it looked like it was changing shape. (If this was a mylar baloon maybe it was spinning producung the same effect??) Both of our first impressions was that it seemed like roundish and then more ovalish, flatter, like it was wobbling or changing shape. If it was changing shape or spinning it wasn't doing it at a high speed but was slow.

We pulled over into a parking lot and got out of the car and looked up at the object. It was then we noticed an orangish spot, or light on one side of the object. I couldnt tell if it was a light or not.

My husband's opinion of the orange light was that maybe it was a reflection off the top of the object from the sun that was low in the sky, but he wonders why the bottom of the object wasn't orange too if this was the case , and maybe the darkness of the bottom of the object was the actual colour of the object.

We were both frustrated about not being able to see more details clearly when I remembered we keep a small pair of binnoculars in the glove box, they're a cheapo pair and don't magnify very much but would be better then nothing, we were leaning against the car while watching the object so it only took a few seconds to grab the binnoculars, my husband looked away from the sky for even less time then I did and when looked back the object was gone. Just gone, weird timing on the binocular thing but maybe it was a coincidence. If it was a balloon we saw then maybe it popped? We spent another few minutes looking around to see if maybe we just lost sight of it but never saw it again. The object was sharply defined against the pale sky so it wouldnt have been hard to see if we had just lost track of where it was. Also the object to our eyes seemed to be in a fixed position the whole time we saw it (which made us doubt the balloon theory a bit) It didn't seem to be climbing in altitude either.