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Occurred : 1/4/2007 22:46 (Entered as : 01/04/07 22:46)
Reported: 1/5/2007 10:24:18 AM 10:24
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Antioch, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 minutes
Bright red flash of light hovering over Fairfield/Antioch area

This is my first sighting and I am hoping that someone else will come forward to verify what I saw - others must have seen this!

At 10:46pm I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep. On my right side is a sliding glass door and a balcony, my home is situated on top of a hill in Antioch with a very wide view of the Delta and Valley below. My area of view was towards Rio Vista/Fairfield/Travis AFB.

Anyways, I was lying there, and noticed that out in the distance (maybe a few miles) was this huge ball of blazing red light hovering - probably at like 5,000 feet altitude approx? At the same time I heard a helicopter flying over my home (there is a hospital trauma center nearby and the emergency helicopters fly over sometimes)..... I thought that was the helicopter, then the helicopter passed right above me and I realized the red light was not the helicopter.....the red light object I saw was not making that noise.....

I got out of bed and walked out to the balcony. It was a very clear night and I swear that it looked like a bright light, steady, very bright, just staying in one spot over the hills..... probably for about 2 minutes.

At first I thought it might be a space shuttle landing or possibly a plane that had exploded, but it was stationary and didn't move....so I knew it wasn't either of those.

I stood there and all of a sudden it became a tiny white light (like a star) and dissapeared up and away towards the night sky until it was gone, almost instantly.

I know that someone out there had to have seen this besides me.

I have never experienced anything like this and am kind of scared/interested in what happened.

I do not use drugs or drink, I am 31 yrs old.

Thanks.