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Occurred : 11/7/2015 18:00 (Entered as : 11/07/15 18:00)
Reported: 11/7/2015 7:37:36 PM 19:37
Posted: 11/19/2015
Location: Fountain Valley, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:20 minutes
White light in the W/SW sky traveling north that shortly after created a bright white fan behind it that then turned blue/green.


((NUFORC Note: US Navy missile launch. PD))


November 7, 2015 At approximately 6:00 pm as I was getting out of my car I noticed a very bright light in the W/SW sky at about a 45 degree angle from the horizon. As the light moved across the sky left to right, all of a sudden, and very quickly, a large white bright tail in the shape of a fan formed. The fan shape was in a horizontal position and not vertical as one might see from a rocket. The fan dissipated rather quickly as the object continued across the sky in a northerly direction. As the fan dissipated, there was a distinct blue/green color that remained in the sky for quite a while as the object continued in the apparent northerly direction. Then as the object was almost directly west from my location it appeared to lose intensity as if it was going away from me. I rushed into the house and grabbed my binoculars to see if I could get a better view as it was growing dimmer. As I focused on the object, it appeared to be a circular shape with no real defining marks, and steel g! ray in color. The color may have been affected by the haze around the object and that it was starting to get dimmer. However, it did appear to be alternating in brightness intensity that was discernable through the binoculars. The light continued to dim, again as if it was moving away from my location, and within 20/30 seconds the circular shape was no longer visible. The barely visible light then had “light tails” above and below the object, not behind, until it was no longer visible. The entire “show” lasted until about 6:20, and there was only one object as far as I could determine. However, the blue/green color in the sky noted above lasted for another 10 minutes or so, and didn’t seem to move from the location where I first noticed it. Our house is in the flight path of planes landing at the Orange County Airport, and there were also several helicopters in the sky at the time. I’m sure some of them had to see this as well. The night sky was completely clear w! ithout any clouds.

I am a retired civil engineer without any background in UFOs. I do watch the sky for satellites, but only occasionally as there is so much residual light in So. Cal.


((NUFORC Note: US Navy missile launch. PD))