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Occurred : 8/1/2010 20:20 (Entered as : 08/01/10 20:20)
Reported: 10/26/2011 12:41:35 AM 00:41
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Moorpark, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:60 seconds
Orange glowing sphere traversing the sky and changing course abruptly

Date and exact location are approximate but the event is exact. It was after dark and I observed an orange glowing sphere moving across the sky moving in a straight path sloping downward at about 30 degrees lower than horizontal from right to left. The degree of luminescence was a little less than the moon on other nights. It was a soft, ember-like glow.

The size, while impossible to judge due to no reference objects or clear idea of how far away it was, affected my field of vision in a similar way that a very large plane would have had at about a mile or two away flying at 500 knots. At first I thought it was a plane, in fact. It had no blinking lights of any kind and was just a glowing sphere. The straight line path suddenly and abruptly bent into a new straight line path at about 30 degrees more upward than it was, but it still went down towards the horizon until behind trees that blocked my view.

Unfortunatley, I didn't think of reporting it or know where to. (I heard you on Coast To Coast tonite and now know.)

I am a 68-year-old male with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and am highly trained as a Scientology counselor which training includes extensive observation drills and ability.