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Occurred : 9/9/2011 20:00 (Entered as : 09/09/2011 20:00)
Reported: 9/10/2011 9:26:53 PM 21:26
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 1/2 min
An orange ball of light, (possible fireball), above ocean.

My Husband and I were sitting on our porch when we noticed an orange light, which was bright enough to be a spotlight, but had no directionality to the light. It was always an orange fire color. In fact it looked almost as if it could have been on fire, with the way it pulsed and grew and dimmed with light. It was moving slower than an airplane, and much to slow to be a shooting star. There was no noise from light at all. It was moving west then either dimmed out or turned south and moved away so quickly it seemed to go out. That was just as another plain came into our area, as we are in the landing path of the Santa Barbara Airport. It all took place with in a min-min and a half.