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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/23/2011 21:00 (Entered as : 06/23/11 21:00)
Reported: 6/23/2011 10:37:20 PM 22:37
Posted: 6/27/2011
Location: San Geronimo, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration: 5-8 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Large flying balloon-shaped object: top portion appeared solid, bottom portion appeared to be the color of a high heat flame.

The object caught my eye because of its brightness against the backdrop of forested hills to the North-West of my home.

It rose up quickly, and I was very surprised once I realized it was within the Valley, not beyond the ridges that surround it. I wondered where such a thing could originate in this Valley.

It was very bright, like it was on fire on the bottom. The fiery light did not appear to be flames burning out of control, but clearly contained within some sort of consruct.

It resembled a balloon from my vantage point. The top appeared dark and solid and emitted no light, the bottom appeared as bright as a very high heat fire.

It ascended in an eventual wide arc, yet climbed up until it appeared to either flicker out, or disappear completely. Either way, it was no longer visible after that.

Not too long after, what appeared to be normal commercial aircraft flew in the usual pattern overhead as though bound for area airports. They were easy to identify because of the typical lights. I wondered if they had seen anything out of the ordinary too.

I think my neighbors may have seen it too.