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Occurred : 7/6/2012 21:45 (Entered as : 07/06/2012 21:45)
Reported: 7/6/2012 11:09:26 PM 23:09
Posted: 8/5/2012
Location: Laguna Hills, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 minutes
At approximately 21:45, my cat insisted that something was at the door. I picked the cat up in my arms to placate him and walked outside. We walked out and as showing him the surroundings and that nothing was there, looking east I noticed a very slow silent orange, almost red, fireball ascend slowly.

It resembled a perfectly round fireball without sparks and ascended into very high altitude, compared to a horizon and commercial aircraft seen 30 minutes after the incident.

I called for my mother who is 68 and she saw it as well. I have seen launches from Vandenberg and the color spectrum is way off.

I have never seen an object go straight up so smooth, slow and HIGH and then drop for a second and disappear. I am reporting it because I can't explain it's behavior as a firework , a tracer, flare or aircraft ( absolutely silent). Would love some answers.