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Occurred : 7/30/2011 22:30 (Entered as : 07/30/11 22:30)
Reported: 12/10/2011 6:09:11 PM 18:09
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:5-10 minutes
Orange Lights Over Bakersfield California

On the night of July 30th, 2011, at approximately 10:30 PM, my son had gone out to the backyard. He came back in right away, and told me to hurry and come outside.

I hurried out, and he pointed to the sky and there, in the West, was a long line of round, orange lights heading straight toward us. There had to be at least a dozen to 20 of them. They were in rows of 2-4 each. I told my son to run and get his dad, because he's a skeptic, and he'd never believe it if he didn't see it for himself. He came out and witnessed it too.

It was exciting, yet scary too, because my first thought was we were being attacked, and those were missiles. But as they got closer, I could see that they weren't missiles...they were round objects, that moved slowly in formation...all at the same pace, and they never moved out of that formation. All of them were the same size.

There was absolutely no sound coming from them, and no flickering lights as they passed over us. The sky was clear, with the exception of one small whispy cloud over the house next door. Every one of those objects went into the cloud, and never came out. There were openings in that small cloud, and we didn't see any of the objects pass by any of those openings.

When it was over, I tried to find out if anyone reported the sighting, but only one news station answered, and she said they were short handed and nobody reported it. I went back outside to check the sky, and the cloud was gone as well. It was very frustrating! I was kicking myself for not running into the house and grabbing my cell phone to try to film it. I was afraid if I went to look for my phone, I'd miss the event. I don't know how high up the cloud was, or how low the objects were, but those objects had to be really big if that cloud was very high up, because they weren't small dots in the sky. They were a good size, and appeared to be close.