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Occurred : 1/1/2014 00:20 (Entered as : 01/01/14 0:20)
Reported: 1/8/2014 7:09:19 PM 19:09
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:25 minutes
Three fiery orange-red orbs, all seen about 5 minutes apart, ascended into space on a near vertical path.

At midnight I was having a cigarette with one of my friends in front of my house. A car had just skidded off the road into the side of my neighbor's house not far away. It was New Year’s Eve and we listened to people in the area setting off fireworks, but none were visible from my street. We were watching the antics with the police and tow truck for a while.

At about 12:15 AM, my friend pointed out a bright orb that had just appeared in the sky to the west. The light cast off of the object was far more intense than any airplanes or helicopters we've ever seen in the skies, so we caught it all on our phones' video cameras. The light from the object had a much deeper amber-red hue to it, which really caught our attention. It traveled a long, curved path and passed overhead. The object then ascended vertically at a higher speed, until it was it was out of sight completely.

About 5 minutes later I spotted a second object (matching the description of the first) suddenly appear in the sky, as if it materialized out of thin air. It eventually flew straight up into the sky like the first, until it could no longer be seen. A few minutes later a third one had appeared, hovered, ascended, and went out of sight. All three objects were slow moving, until they changed courses up to the sky and sped up significantly. We didn't know what to make of the whole scene in the sky, and we would have filed a report sooner if we had the first clue how to go about doing so. At least we got some videos of them! It was cool to see!