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Occurred : 2/27/2018 19:00 (Entered as : 02/27/18 19:00)
Reported: 3/1/2018 1:37:10 PM 13:37
Posted: 3/2/2018
Location: Escondido, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:2-3 minutes
I went outside and waited for my grandfather and mother to drive to the store. I gazed up into the sky, and saw a moving orange ball like aircraft. I thought it was a Chinese lantern at first, but soon realized that the lanterns do not move very fast. It was an orange-red circle figure. It moved normally in a straight line heading east/southeast.

Then after 20 seconds of doing that, it started ascending into the sky. It took about 7 seconds to ascend before disappearing. A few seconds before ascending, it made a jet like noise which I thought was awkward. There were some clouds visible, but it was clear enough to where you could see the stars and all.

The video footage I have is unedited, but I did zoom in while filming to get a better view of the object.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and we found him to be sincere and seemingly sober-minded. PD))