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Occurred : 4/21/2013 04:45 (Entered as : 04/21/13 04:45)
Reported: 4/21/2013 11:39:23 PM 23:39
Posted: 5/15/2013
Location: Tracy, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration:30-60 seconds
04/21/2013 04:45 oblong orange/yellow bright light traveling west to east in Tracy, CA for 30-60 seonds, then disappeared

On Sunday, April 21, 2013 my husband and I were arriving home early morning around 4:45 a.m. I looked up to see the stars in the very clear sky (no clouds) and saw a very bright orange/yellow light in an oblong shape slowly passing over my house in Tracy, CA. Since I am a retired flight attendant, I would say it was abaout 6,000 ft. up. My first thought was it could be an aircraft on fire and slowly descending. It was not moving fast like a meteor or shooting star but at a medium pace like an airplane. It was moving from west to east in the sky. There was no tail or wing lights just a large oblong light. There was no engine sound like other aircraft that we have heard before. Not a helicopter or airship to my knowledge. We both watched it for approximately 30 to 60 seconds. My husband tried to take a picture with the cell phone to no avail. The strange thing that makes me still feel uneasy, towards the end of its journey the light started to fade.

Then to our astonishment it disappeared completely into the night sky.

I went into the house and returned about a half hour later because I couldn't believe what I saw and then didn't see. I thought maybe there was a cloud cover. Dawn was starting to break and the sky was as clear as could be.