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Occurred : 12/31/2013 18:10 (Entered as : 12/31/13 18:10)
Reported: 1/2/2014 8:25:49 PM 20:25
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: Sebastopol, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
Unusually bright orange oblong blip in low western sky similar to Mars sighting but much brighter and slightly elongated

I saw unusually bright orange oblong blip in western sky similar to Mars sighting but much brighter and slightly elongated while driving home from work from Santa Rosa, CA to Sebastopol, CA. I thought it was just Mars or another planet but it was very unusually bright and specifically caught my eye because it kept appearing elongated.

I was driving at the time so I could not get a very good look but it wasn't so significant that I thought it was a UFO at the time. I was sure it was a planet (Mars because of orange color) but had never seen one so bright or appear lengthened. I also thought for a minute it was plane coming toward me but kept looking to see if it changed shape or moved like a plane does when it fly's toward you but it didn't.

It wasn't until I watched a local California news broadcast that I learned that objects or these objects had been spotted by many others all over the state on New Years Eve.