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Occurred : 1/1/2009 00:05 (Entered as : 01/01/09 00:05)
Reported: 12/29/2011 12:09:52 AM 00:09
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Canoga Park, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 minutes
RED SPHERE travels in West San Fernando Valley sky New Year's Eve 2008/2009

I was at a 2008 to 2009 New Year's Eve party, in the backyard of a house near Shoup and Saticoy Street in Canoga Park, California, when my friend and I saw a UFO in a clear night sky above us. Just after the count down to the New Year, my friend and I noticed a bright red sphere moving unusually across the black sky. The red sphere moved sideways, up and down, and back and forth; unlike a plane or satellite. When it came to a stop above us in the sky, we thought for sure it was a UFO. My friend took photos of it on my camera, but he didn't zoom in or take actual moving video, which discouraged me later. The red sphere made no noise or sound whatsoever. It looked like it was parked to view the fireworks going off in the West San Fernando Valley. It looked like it had large round "windows" around the orb itself.

The first photo shows the red sphere moving, and the other photos show it still in the sky. After a few minutes, it either disappeared or its lights simply went out. I am not surprised it disappeared, because a bunch of people were standing around with us in the backyard pointing at it yelling, "Look! A UFO!".