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Occurred : 7/4/2005 18:00 (Entered as : 07/04/2005 18:00)
Reported: 7/5/2005 6:04:35 PM 18:04
Posted: 7/13/2005
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
Shape: Other
Duration: 20 minutes
Irregular black dot sighted above July 4 celebration at Pismo Beach.

During ID celebration, as amateur fireworks were starting, sighted distant black irregular object. The object was similar to fluttering debris of fireworks, but could be clearly distinguished in that it remained nearly stationary. The object seemed to tumble in place, showing irregular geometry. The object was sighted from the beach at an angle of about 45-60 degrees above the horizon. In this order it very gradually: 1. increased in altitude and distance, 2. approached the beach while retaining relative distance, taking an angle of about 75-85 degrees, 3. receded into the sky and was lost as the sky darkened.