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Occurred : 11/16/2012 20:00 (Entered as : 11/16/12 20:00)
Reported: 11/17/2012 2:31:46 PM 14:31
Posted: 11/19/2012
Location: Long Beach, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 minutes
Flaming/Sparkling trails with following helicopter over Long Beach, CA

It was approximately 8pm, my wife and I were in the parking lot of a local CVS about a mile inland, and in the southern sky, likely just past the port of Long Beach were (2) flaming/sparking objects flying around criss crossing each other. They were moving slower than planes would move and in a very unusual manner, snaking left and right and crossing back and forth.

Each one had a solid goldish colored light that would stay on the entire time, as well as a trail that looked like a comets trails. Almost like a giant sparkler had been lit and was flying through the sky. The sparkling trail would come on for roughly 10 seconds and then go out on each one. This happened for about 2 minutes as the objects continued to fly south until both the solid gold light and the sparkling trail of each of the two extinguished.

For the entire incident we could see a helicopter a few miles away to the north which appeared to be following the objects, and continued to follow them south until all 3 craft were out of sight.

I spent all night trying to think of what the objects might be as well as search the internet and it appears others saw similar craft, but within the last week.