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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/4/2015 23:00 (Entered as : 08/04/15 23:00)
Reported: 8/5/2015 11:57:51 AM 11:57
Posted: 8/6/2015
Location: Modesto, CA
Shape: Diamond
Duration: 5 minutes
Saw a yellow orange circular object, not too far up in the sky, and it began to streak downward like a falling star or meteor. My first thought was that it was really close to the ground, if it doesn't burn out before it hits, but it was not moving fast like a falling star, it slowed its descent and took the shape of a diamond fireball.

It was sparkling like a Fourth of July sparkler. Light yellow, orange and white in color. It was coming towards me and was very bright and close and then lowered over a backyard of a neighboring yard a few houses down from my backyard and houvered there for what seemed like forever. I was scared thinking it might be a hobby drone with lights and camera looking in people's back yards.

I finally decided to go in and grab my phone so I could film it, and when I came back out, I could only see a tiny red light moving slowly across the sky away from my neighborhood, but I was only gone maybe 6 seconds and it was fairly small and far away, by then. That's what I was afraid of leaving, because I wanted to see if it would disappear or take off fast or slow and I missed it. It was very close and I couldn't hear any sound at all.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))