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Occurred : 7/16/2010 22:42 (Entered as : 07/16/10 22:42)
Reported: 7/17/2010 10:40:39 PM 22:40
Posted: 7/19/2010
Location: Malibu, CA
Shape: Changing
Duration:2-3 minutes
Fire colored cylinder changing shape to circle

16 jul 10 Approx. 10:45 PM* 34.03N 118.78W

I was at my desk, working on the computer. The computer is in front of the window. The window was open. I noticed a very bright object in the sky. I thought it was a plane on fire, heading towards the ocean.

First point of observation The window faces Southeast and is 3’x3’.

The object moved from E to SE, horizontal with a slight ascending direction, just over the tree top, (tree is about 40’ high and about 100’ from window.

The shape was cylinder like, (side view of a plane, without the tail, no wings). Using the size of the window, 3’x3’ as a reference and a piece of tape on the window to represent the object, the tape would be about 1 to 1 1/2 long, and 1/4 wide.

The color was an orange-yellow-red liquid fire and was moving/flowing/changing within the cylinder. It was very bright, and had depth, as if you could see into it. (It did not appear to be a flat surface, but a surface with depth) There was no glow or halo around it and no trailing tail. All the light was contained within the cylinder. No sound.

Second point of observation As the object neared the outer edge of the window, I went outside to continue observation. (Retraced steps today and it takes approx. 45 secs. to get to where I was standing last night.) The object was not where I thought it would be, instead, it was stationary and enlarged into a circle. (I thought the plane had exploded. There was no sound and nothing falling from the circle.) The light was contained within the circle, there was no halo and it was not as bright as the cylinder light. There was still movement within the light. The circle dimmed, brightened, dimmed again and then blinked out.

I returned to the house and checked the time: 10:45 PM.

Standing in the same place today, I noticed the size of the circle and location of the circle was almost in the same place as the (whole) Moon was at 5:24 PM today . (17 Jul 10)