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Occurred : 8/15/2010 23:30 (Entered as : 8/15/2010 23:30)
Reported: 8/17/2010 1:50:04 PM 13:50
Posted: 8/24/2010
Location: Weaverville, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:about an hour
orange ball of light spotted at trinity lake weaverville california

we were camping at tannery in trinity lake outside of weaverville california. sitting by the camp fire watching stars. i look up and notice a star that is a bright orange in color. figuring it was a star i notice movement. continue to watch i figure it was a comet or satellite but soon wrote that off. the bright orange object moved up down left right and did a few figure 8 patterns. the light would also go away from its position .. (would be bright then go out)...then return to its position. the person sitting next to me witnessed the same movement for verification. another coincidental weird factor was the thunder lightening and showers that followed twenty minutes later. the skies were crystal clear ...the storm rolled in ...thundered and lightening ...rained then went away like nothing ever happened. i think the storm might be a coincidence just due to the fact that the entire sighting was so overwhelming? but we saw an orange ball of light. we saw our first Unidentified Flying Object.

the next day there was a millitary huey helicopter that flew around for a couple hours as well. again that could have been a coincidence...but i think the nearest military helo pad is about an hour away?