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Occurred : 3/17/2013 00:16 (Entered as : 03/17/13 0:16)
Reported: 3/18/2013 10:44:03 AM 10:44
Posted: 5/15/2013
Location: Escondido, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:3 minutes
Star sized reddish orange glowing sphere seen hovering, floating, and disappearing in Escondido's night sky.

It was around 12 that night that I had left a friends house and walked down the street to wait for a ride.

Minutes later I noticed a small red/orange glowing orb or sphere in the sky up high and off the horizon. I was surprised by this due to the fact that it was not a clear night, but instead one with rather low visibility having only a few stars in the sky. At first I thought it was mars, but then quickly dismissed that as the hovering object began to move across the sky about the same speed as a plane, yet with no flashing lights or noise just a silent steady glow. The object continued to float across the sky in an upward zig zag pattern for a few minutes, which made me think it could have been a red chinese lantern, but I could tell by the size ratio in the sky and the high altitude it was at that this could not be possible.

As it approached a nearby star the object stayed motionless, let off a white glow and then faded into a dim light (that could have been mistaken as a star) and then ultimately disappeared and vanished into thin air.

After its disappearance I was left in shock feeling uneasy, and overwhelmed, the experience even led me to tears. Although the whole event only lasted roughly 3 to 5 minutes it changed my life forever.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))