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Occurred : 7/3/2010 22:25 (Entered as : 07/03/10 22:25)
Reported: 7/30/2010 12:23:08 AM 00:23
Posted: 8/24/2010
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:About 15 seconds
Bright yellow fireball made right angle turn and disappeared.

It was a beautiful clear night as I walked along the residential sidewalk heading north about 10:25 pm when I saw a bright yellow fireball heading south, toward me out of the north, moving at approximately the same apparent speed as an airliner, but as it drew nearer I could tell it wasn’t an airplane, as it had the appearance of a bright yellow flame, not trailing anything like a comet, and not appearing to go as fast as a shooting star, but as it approached and got nearer and brighter, I could distinctly tell it was not any sort of craft, airplane, or Chinese Lantern, (which I have seen frequently over Rohnert Park, this being much brighter, faster, and obviously directed somehow) but as it drew close, almost above me, seeming to be maybe not much more than 1,000 to 1,500’ up. Just as I thought I'd get a really good look at it, as I knew it wasn't an airplane, as it was just a bright golden yellow flaming light, as it drew almost directly above me it made ! an abrupt right angle turn towards the east and quickly disappeared. It did not steak off to the horizon, but faded rapidly and disappeared. There was no sound or other evidence that I noticed.