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Occurred : 9/16/2016 21:06 (Entered as : 09/16/16 21:06)
Reported: 9/17/2016 12:01:09 PM 12:01
Posted: 9/22/2016
Location: Long Beach, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:90 seconds
Last night I saw a roundish orange light come up from the west behind our neighbor's tree. It was probably 100-200 feet up and steadily moved horizontally to the southeast out over the ocean before it blinked out. I got a good look at it through my binoculars.

Sad to say, I was disappointed; I immediately recognized it as some kind of lantern. I saw a burning flame surrounded by an egg-shaped transparent "plastic bag" and I could even see a few strings dangling from the bottom.

I called my wife out to take a look at it and she reached the same verdict. No other orbs followed.

This is not to say that I think all orange orb sightings are lanterns. There have been numerous truly puzzling orb sightings that don't seem to match the description of something that was human-made.