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Occurred : 10/22/2011 14:15 (Entered as : 10/22/2011 14:15)
Reported: 12/19/2011 3:46:20 PM 15:46
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Ventura County, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5-10 minutes
10-30 Red/Blue Lights Covering Half the Sky: VIDEO (caught on video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMz0U0OVzlY

Caught (something) on video!! (goto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMz0U0OVzlY for a portion of the video) I was in Ventura County California and in broad daylight(2:15PM PST - 10/22/11) I witnessed first what looked like a ball of neon blue light as bright a giant star, to my north-east, moving slowly across the fully lit sky moving north.

My first instinct was something from space falling to earth, like a meteor but it surprised me that it was moving so slow and I was able to see it in the daytime. After 30 seconds, I unfocused my eyes for a split second I suddenly noticed there were many more of these "lights" (roughly 10-30)across a good portion of the sky northeast of me, all moving northerly.

Its kinda funny, I kept thinking to myself "wow these things are so bright how could I keep losing sight of them" and as soon as I'd think that they'd be gone and I have to refocus my eyes to find them. They were barely pinpoints in the sky but they were super bright.

What really stood out to me at this point was 3 lights that were in a triangle formation(I will admit at this point I was seriously contemplating if they were UFO's) The leading "light" was bright red(I remember thinking it was the color of those tiny little red mites you find out in your lawn). This was the only red light I saw, but later in editing I noticed more red lights than blue.

I ran in, got my camera, and filmed about a minute and a half of, what before editing looks like, a blank sky. Because it was so bright outside I didn't realize what I had caught on video until I edited the brightness/contrast the next day.

After what I saw I don't know what it is. My best guess is I filmed a satellites reentry into the atmosphere.(a faulty German satellite was supposed to fall to earth later that evening over the Indian Ocean/Thailand around 7 hours later and, as of yet, there have been no sightings and it been almost two weeks) Whatever it was changed speed and at one point one even appeared to stop, and on the video one appears to split into two pieces, and one of those split in two.

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMz0U0OVzlY ) here you can also find a link to download high resolution pictures i took so you can look for yourself. Questions or comments can find my email at the video.