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Occurred : 2/24/2009 02:00 (Entered as : 02/24/09 2:00)
Reported: 2/24/2009 3:06:08 AM 03:06
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Oxnard, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:3 minutes
Golden UFO entering earths atmosphere emitting 3 objects then going back out into atmosphere

I was walking my dog at 2am 02/24/09 (about 26 minutes ago from writing this). I noticed a VERY bright light in the sky. This UFO incident appeared over towards the pacific ocean off the coast of Oxnard/Ventura county (my position). It had the appearence of a shooting star, or small meteor entering the atmosphere. It was like a fireball and it glowed a bright red/orange color, so I knew something was entering the atmosphere. I have seen small meteors enter the earth's atmosphere and burn for a brief second. Well this UFO had been burning for about 30 seconds with a LARGE tail. After I noticed it, it had emitted an object. The object was glowing White, and VERY bright and not flickering. The best way to describe this object would be a flare burning as bright as magnesium. *it was a great distance away so the material must have been rather large because it was burning so brightly i could see it and could not have been a hand flare because those are too small.* The UFO emitted 3 of these objects. As soon as the object emitted this bright white light, it stayed lit for 3 seconds, then it died out. As soon as the first object died out a 2nd one came and also for 3 seconds. As soon as that died a 3rd was emitted, and again lasted 3 seconds and disappeared. When the 3rd object disappeared the UFO appeared to have slowed down its entry into the atmosphere and the glowing red/orange color dissapated away as it slowed down. I noticed it left a smoke trail when emitting the bright white objects. It was an awkward shape, large enough that I could see its shape and draw it out. The UFO glowed a magnificent Gold color. Then it was just hovering in the sky, and then slowly *from my position* started moving left and away from me *south west direction*. It still glowed a gold color, and did NOT have any lights flashing on it, nor have ANY sound. Something traveling that fast into the earths atmosphere should have set off a sonic boom. I waited and heard nothing. It was traveling away fr! om me, h overing rather gently. It was moving slowly, then started picking up speed and going higher "UP" INTO the atmosphere. The gold color dimmed as it picked up speed, then got brighter 2 seconds later. The gold UFO was flying off into the sky then the bright gold light was growing fainter, but I could still see it, then all of a sudden it VANISHED. BLACK. GONE. I was stunned and amazed that I witnessed this event and called my girlfriend halfway into this. I looked back where I had originally seen it and it left a trail of smoke and debree in the sky. I kept walking my dog and the smoke still remained. It had a spiral look to it and next to it another small smoke plume.

I am 19 years old male college student, I am not crazy, I have my head on my shoulders. I have great eye sight and do not wear glasses. I witnessed this event and I remember seeing this website on TV so I decided to report the incident.

This was NOT a plane, nor a meteor. This was something significant. It came RUSHING down into the atmosphere, then emitted objects, hovered away and disappeared going back up into the atmosphere.