|Occurred : 7/4/2016 21:15 (Entered as : 07/04/16 21:15)
Reported: 7/5/2016 8:38:37 AM 08:38
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
|Mysterious green light seen during fireworks celebration.
Last night there was a fireworks show in the Santa Barbara harbor. A group of us were watching it from the "Riviera" hillside overlooking the city and harbor. A few minutes into the show my attention was diverted to a green light ascending rapidly off the coast a couple of miles southeast of the harbor.
It was "traffic light green" and appeared to be round.
After a rapid vertical ascent of thousands of yards it stopped. It stayed stationary for a couple of minutes, then resumed another vertical ascent up to about 35 degrees above the horizon. Then it stopped again. Another couple of minutes passed and it began a very deliberate descent (not floating like a flare might do) to roughly where it had initially stopped. Another couple of minutes passed and it wobbled side-to-side briefly, then descended straight down to either the ocean or near the ocean, then the light blinked out.