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Occurred : 12/31/2010 21:00 (Entered as : 12/31/2010 21:00)
Reported: 1/20/2011 9:25:55 PM 21:25
Posted: 1/31/2011
Location: Temecula, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-4 minutes
Seven bright, orange, round lights on New Year's Eve 2010

My husband and I were sitting outside around the fire when, from the Northeast, we see a bright, round, orange light flying slowly towards us. Thinking it was a helicopter with an unusual orange light we just watched as it flew over our home. As it came closer we expected to hear the usual noise of a helicopter, but it was silent. As it seemed to be directly overhead, it seemed to dim and then shoot upwards to a pinpoint light and disappear. While overhead, it seemed to have the appearance of such a bright light it had a starburst look about it. About 15-30 seconds later, another one came from the same direction and did the same thing. After about four of these bright orange light "fireballs" we called our son to come and witness. He saw three more of the same. We were not under the influence at the time. I do not drink. My husband is an airline pilot and former Marine fighter pilot. He is a very logical man and was completely dumbfounded.