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Occurred : 5/20/2017 13:40 (Entered as : 05/20/17 13:40)
Reported: 5/20/2017 2:36:23 PM 14:36
Posted: 6/2/2017
Location: Goleta, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:10 minutes
Four daylight orbs ascending

Weather conditions are cloudless, minimal haze, 5 knot westerly wind. While in between games at my daughter's softball tournament I had a very brief thought of the 12 different anomalous flying objects I witnessed over a nine week period last fall. This thought prompted me to have a glance at the sky. All I saw was blue sky and one jet ascending out of LAX. A moment later I looked up again to the east and saw what at first thought seemed like four helium balloons ascending separately a few hundred feet apart at an estimated 500 feet elevation.three appeared white and one had a dark metallic color. Their trajectories at first were consistent with helium party balloons. After three or four minutes watching the objects had receded from orb shape to point light sources and three of the four collard a convergent path while the fourth remained at a distance. It was at this point that I expected the objects to appear as black dots and plane out with the upper level! winds if they were balloons. Instead they appeared more and more as light sources getting continuously further away. After ten minutes of continuous watching the lights were not discernible.

((NUFORC Note: Source of the report elects to remain anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))