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Occurred : 6/24/2020 19:09 (Entered as : 06/24/2020 19:09)
Reported: 6/27/2020 11:00:52 PM 23:00
Posted: 7/3/2020
Location: Anaheim, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:8-10 minutes
Bright Blue/White Orb Hovers Over Anaheim, CA

Around 7:00pm my husband and I were outside eating dinner on our back patio. I looked up and saw a round shiny bright object in the sky. We’ve been having issues with neighbors setting off illegal fireworks, for a quick moment I thought that’s what I was viewing until I realized it was more of a very bright stationary orb and much higher up than a firework, or even the planes in the area go. I watched it for a couple of minutes and asked my husband to go inside and get his phone for me so that I could try and get video of it. I recorded three small videos, the whole time the orb stayed in the same location until the last video, after recording the last one and then watching it on my husband’s phone I didn’t think I had footage of the object until we watched it on our computer; around the 00:08 second mark you can see the object quickly fly off to the left of the screen, I was still recording afterwards because neither myself or my husband had seen the object fly off. I apologize for the shaky hand, I was having a hard time trying to focus on the object and hold the phone still.

If I had to compare the object I’d say it appeared to be as high up as Saturn or Jupiter have been appearing lately when they pass. It was in the East. I’m having a hard time guessing the altitude but it was much higher than any of the planes we have fly over in the area, no sound emitted from the object. There is some background noise in the video from our neighbors as well as some traffic noise, if the object did have any noise it would have been too far up for us to hear it.

We did have an airplane flying much lower, we are near flight paths for LAX, Long Beach, and Santa Ana. There was also a police helicopter that flew by, but much lower and towards the West, it didn’t seem to be out to look at the object, we’ve had some crime in the area lately and it’s not uncommon for the helicopter to be out at all hours of the day.

I’m curious to know if you think this is a UFO or maybe just something like a drone breaking FAA flight regulations. I know that drones can reach very high altitudes even though they aren't supposed to. However, I’ve never seen a drone that could take off as fast as this object appears to, or emit a light like that during the day.