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Occurred : 12/31/2011 23:59 (Entered as : 12/31/11 0:00)
Reported: 1/1/2012 3:52:25 PM 15:52
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Anderson, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:5-7 minutes
Moving lights that changed colors and sped away at a high rate of speed.

1-1-12 Report of UFO in Northern California skies, witnessed by 7 people Dec. 31st, 2011 at about midnight.

On Dec. 31st 2011 at my residence, at approximately midnight, 7 witnesses, including myself noticed 8 reddish/orange lights in the southern sky that appeared to be large stars that moved slowly in a westerly direction. The light from them seemed to twinkle and they would sometimes fade in and out. They hovered still for a few minutes, then they started moving west, slowly twinkling/fading in and out, then they disappeared. All 8 seemed to be at a similar distance from the horizon, but not in a parallel line (approximately where the sun would be at 3-4 p.m. at that time of year, but in the south). The weather was calm with no clouds visible. There was no commercial airline traffic visible. In retrospect, I realized that I live in the flight path for commercial air traffic from the south into the Redding Airport. It seemed odd that there were no flights that night.

After they disappeared from the southern sky, 3 more of them appeared in the North Eastern sky, slowly rising from the horizon. They behaved the same as the other’s, except that after a few minutes of hovering and flying around in the same area, they started moving south along the horizon, slowly moving higher in the night sky. When they got about where the sun would be at 11a.m. at that time of year, they changed color to a white/opaque (like a ghost) and shot away in a southerly direction very fast. 2 of them seemed to follow each other in a south westerly direction and 1 went south by itself.