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Occurred : 12/22/2015 18:10 (Entered as : 12/22/15 18:10)
Reported: 12/22/2015 7:22:58 PM 19:22
Posted: 1/5/2016
Location: Susanville, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1-2 minutes
Orange/amber light, w/ contrail, over Susanville, Ca.

While taking an after-dinner walk, in my neighborhood, I observed a spherical, bright object, of an orange-amber color,and with the approximate intensity of a welder's torch, moving in a south-southeasterly direction, toward Reno, Nv. It also left a contrail, visible in the moonlight.It was making a sound, similar to a jet-engine sound, only quieter. At first glance, I thought it was a conventional jet-aircraft, and appeared to be moving at about the same approximate cruising-speed, at an altitude of approx,10-15,000ft,AGL, but then I noticed that it had NO running-lites, or red tail strobe-light, as required per FAA regs. Then, I thought that it may have been a meteorite, but it's light never changed in color, or intensity, as they typically do. I'm 52 yrs.old, and have NEVER seen anything, quite this dramatic! As it disappeared behind a cloud-bank, I was almost tempted to "brace for impact", I thought that it could have been an incoming N.Korean ! or Chinese I.C.B.M!

((NUFORC Note: Re-entering space debris. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))