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Occurred : 3/30/2013 00:13 (Entered as : 03/30/13 0:13)
Reported: 3/30/2013 1:27:58 AM 01:27
Posted: 5/15/2013
Location: San Mateo, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
strange light orb over lake

I was walking my dog, like i do every night while listening to music. I live next to a lake which is quite dark and deserted around the late evening. As i was walking my dog along the water i noticed a large light in the distance but ignored it thinking that it was a helicopter with the spotlight on, possibly looking for a criminal and i also saw what appared to be a plane chasing or observing its actions. As i continued walking, i noticed clouds moving in fairly quickly around the sky but wasnt bothered by it because it was coming in fast but not too abnormally fast. There was also one rather large dark cloud that began to cloak the moon so it became eclipsed, but you could still see a glow around the cloud. i found this strange because when i began my walk, there were only a few clouds but soon began to look like a light fog or mist. As i got towards the end of the trail next to the lake, my dog decided to urinate on a plant as he normally does. Usually wh! en my dog has to stop, i take my time to enjoy my music and stare at the sky and the stars. As my dog urinated, i looked up at the sky and saw the light again but this time it wasnt as far into the distance as before, but still relatively far away. I stared at the light and tried to determine what it was, and noticed it had a spherical shape with a glow around it. The light made a slow and small left to right motion and hovered there and then bolted past the trees and dissapeared, i am not sure if the object emitted noise because i was listening to music but a couple seconds before i noticed the light, my phone lost reception but this only lasted a few seconds then returned to normal still before i had noticed the light. This could not have been a comet because the sky was cloaked with clouds at this point and you could barely see the moons glow past the dark clouds and this light was bright and too large to be a comet. I also thought it could be a missile, because of the ! recent threats made by north korea but a missile could not hav! e made t hat left to right motion and just hover. This could not have been a plane or helicopter because of the speed it was traveling as it left, it was going at the rate of shooting star; possibly even faster. Prior to leaving my house, i heard rain outside my window for about less than 5 minutes, as well as 2 or 3 car alarms going off but am not sure if it ties into the sighting. after seeing this light, i ran home out of fear and panic along with my dog. Im scared, because i don't know what i saw tonight and feel slightly traumatized because it is the strangest thing i've seen in my whole life.