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Occurred : 7/16/2010 03:50 (Entered as : 07/16/10 03:50)
Reported: 7/16/2010 10:42:13 AM 10:42
Posted: 7/19/2010
Location: Orange, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
Strange light seen over Orange California

A bright light appeared from the east near roof-top level at a distance of a few miles.

At first it seemed to be an airplane heading toward nearby John Wayne Airport and even turned in that direction like a normal airplane. There were no green or red lights, only a single star-like white light.

After turning to the south, the light dimmed and then made an abrupt turn to the north and brightened to about 1 magnitude or brighter.

The object began a series of acrobatic maneuvers that an airplane could not perform. It reversed direction almost instantly, swooped down very rapidly, and climbed just as quickly. This pattern of movement continued during the entire episode.

Although the object seemed to stay in one part of the sky, it slowly drifted toward the east and finally disappeared from view.

I watched the object for about 10 minutes.

While observing the strange motions, I saw an early-morning jogger come by and pointed out the object to him. He joined me in my observations until the object passed from view.