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Occurred : 8/9/2015 22:30 (Entered as : 08/09/15 10:30)
Reported: 8/10/2015 8:14:10 PM 20:14
Posted: 8/13/2015
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration:~30 seconds
I was lying in bed after dark. My screen-less windows were open and my blinds were up. I happened too see something in the sky directly north out my window at an angle above the horizon through some power lines about 100 yards distant from my house. I saw it for 30 seconds or so, before it disappeared behind a solid tree.

The object was slowly moving away from me in a NNE direction at about the speed of a jet airplane, but seemed likely to be at a lower altitude than would be typical of such a craft. Its appearance was extremely unusual and not at all typical of a conventional manmade aircraft or satellite.

It was small enough in size at what seemed to be a far distance of at least several miles away such that it briefly blinked from behind each line, before reappearing, similar to a star or satellite. However, it was large enough that I could tell it was off-round in shape and a hazy orange in color, intensely bright in the center, and fuzzy on the edges.

The color of orange in a pitch black sky combined with the cloudy hue of color and imperfect shape impressed me as being unnatural and not manmade. I have never seen anything like it.