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Occurred : 10/31/2011 19:20 (Entered as : 10/31/11 19:20)
Reported: 11/29/2011 7:21:34 PM 19:21
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Castro Valley, CA
Shape: Formation
Duration:5 minutes
5 to 7 orange lights seen floating low in the sky slowy fade out.

On the night of 10/31/2011 at approximately 7:20pm, from my front yard looking north I observed 5 to 7 floating orange balls of light. I ran inside and grabbed my binoculars to get a better look. All but one light ascended down below my plain of view behind houses and trees. I watched the one remaining light slowly float upward and fade out. The entire event lasted around 5 minutes. Behind some of the lights I could see the ridge of eucalyptus trees above Lake Chabot some 5 miles away and not higher than 1,000 feet in elevation. My mother who was with me also saw the lights, as well as at least 3 trick or treaters who were filling the street in this residential neighborhood this Halloween evening. I could also see a helicopter flying back and forth between my position and the orange lights. It was possibly just a routine traffic reporter over the freeway, but the pilot must have seen the objects. They were a deep orange, darker than air traffic lights that ! are common in the bay area of California with multiple airports nearby. The lights shone like flames. I would place there position to be right above the Lake Chabot area low in the sky possibly the size of cars.