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Occurred : 6/18/2014 20:00 (Entered as : 06/18/14 20:00)
Reported: 6/19/2014 2:46:11 PM 14:46
Posted: 6/20/2014
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2.5 hours
Four unmoving orange spheres sighted over Orange County, CA.

We live on a hill with about 200 degrees visibility of unobstructed skyline from the mountains to the ocean.

On June 18, 2014, I went to bed at 8 pm with a headache. I looked out the window and saw a bright orange light in the sky, which at first glance I assumed to be the moonrise, a bit south of east.

I realized the light wasn't as large as the moon. I then thought I was looking at a plane flying in my direction, since it appeared not to move. But it was a single large orange light, not the multiple white and/or red lights of a plane. After about a minute of bright stillness, it seemed to collapse in on itself and disappear.

It was odd, but I thought maybe it was a weird reflection, or projection or a helicopter. I dismissed it and fell asleep. I'm an artist, with a vivid imagination, and so didn't take the sighting seriously.

At 1030 pm, I woke up and looked out the window. To my surprise, the same light was there again. My husband walked into the room and I asked him to verify what I was seeing. He agreed that it looked like an incredibly bright, fiery, unmoving orange ball and was nothing he'd seen before. A software engineer by trade, he is also unrelentingly logical.

As we watched, another orange light appeared to the north of the first. A few seconds later, the first light went out. I got up and got my binoculars and looked at the object. I couldn't see much detail--it was a large ball of fire, unmoving, with smoke trails.

My husband looked through the binoculars and saw the same thing--an unmoving fiery ball with smoke trails. He took a video with his iPhone, showing one light going out after another has appeared, but the video doesn't portray well the size, brightness or orange color of the lights.

A third light appeared further to the north and the second light went out. When the third light went out, no other lights appeared and we went to sleep.

There is a military base about forty miles to the southeast of us, so our assumption is that it is unknown military tech, but we have no expertise in this regard.