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Occurred : 1/1/2013 00:13 (Entered as : 1/13 0:13)
Reported: 1/6/2013 9:51:19 PM 21:51
Posted: 2/4/2013
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
We saw a pair of stationary, red-orange lights when we started home, one vanished, the other created a new object shortly after.

I was heading North, on the way home from a friend's house on New Years. Saw a pair of stationary, small, red-orange lights in front of us, to the sky north, slightly northwest, one to the up and left of the other one. I was watching with my friend, who was driving me home, and we entered a small bend in the road. Our view was blocked for a few seconds by a tree, due to the curve, and when we had a clear view, the left light was gone, leaving only the one that was on the bottom-right.

We went North for two minutes before turning East, and nothing else changed during this time. I kept watch while my friend watched the road, and I saw the object flare up, like fire does if it comes into contact with a new chemical substance. It sort of shrunk into a four pointed star shape then brightened and became much larger, white in color, before going back to orange and dropping an orange object that looked to fall to Earth. The new object was the same size and color as the other one. The new object disappeared a little bit above the ground, from our vision.

Then the first object started fading, like a satellite that is going out of the sun's light, gradually becoming dimmer. It disappeared for a minute, then appeared again, in the same spot. It then kept fading in and out, almost like it was pulsing very slowly. It disappeared just before we reached our destination.