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UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 53846
Log Number US-02012014-0002
Date Submitted 02/01/2014 12:37 UTC
Date of the Event 01/30/2014 06:03 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary red-orange wobbly object, like a large paper-lantern. Emitted light from behind onto clouds above.
Tags video

Sighting Location

City Auburn
Region California
Country United States

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet - 1 Mile
Sighting Duration Undisclosed
Object Features Other
Object Flight Path Path with directional change
Object Shape Other
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

I went out to get the paper around 6:00 AM. I looked across the nearby highway overpass and saw a red-orange object that looked like a paper-lantern. It was approximately one-half mile away over the Applegate post office area. I wobbled as it flew in a WNW direction across I-80 toward my neighborhood. There was a re-orange glow emanating from the rear of the object that lit up the low overhead cloud cover. My impression was that it was small plane on fire (there is an airport a few miles away). It made no sound. The object slowed, started to turn South and began ascending slowly. It finally occurred me to get my phone and get some video. But by then, the object was about one mile away and had risen to about 1000 ft above the I-80 roadway. As it flew away, it continued to emit the re-orange light.

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