Reports of UFO Sightings Across California



Reports of UFO Sightings Across California
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By Dina Abou Salem

Jan 2, 2014 2:23pm
Federal authorities said today there has been no “unusual flight activity” in California despite a flurry of reports by civilians in several cities who believe they saw strange lights in the sky on New Years morning.

“I seen like six bright orange colored lights,” Kaye Pinlac of Stockton told ABCNews affiliate News 10. “They were almost like in a diamond or triangle shape. It was weird. And so they started just separating.” Pinlac captured a video of the lighted object on his iPhone.

More witnesses across California reported similar sightings around the same time, including from Sacramento and Auburn.

Witnesses across California reported strange lights in the sky on New Years morning. ABC News

“Well, we saw it right through the trees,” Steven Brown from Sacramento told News 10.

“It was bright enough to shine directly through the trees without any problem seeing it,” he said. “Whatever it was moved up and to the left… It hovered there for probably about 60 seconds, then it took off at a high rate of speed.”

Auburn residents Terry and Hans Mauth told News 10 described similar sightings that happened on New Year’s Eve. “No sound, no blinking lights, just this big illuminated form,” said Terry Mauth.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said there were no reports of UFOs.

“There was no unusual flight activity reported Tuesday night,”Gregor told today.

The reports came few days after the discovery of a crop circle in Salinas, Calif., which also sparked speculation that were UFO related.
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The rest of the sources from Bing which is where I found them from which in the news section it has "UFO sightings" if you scroll to the right:

I wonder if these objects can be identified or debunked?


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As I sat in my living room on NYEve (in NorCal), I watched several Chinese lanterns float up into the night sky. Someone near me lit them and they floated up quite nicely. They burned for several minutes at least - so long that I could not tell if they were burnt out or simply too far away to see. There were several and they meandered in different directions. They looked exactly as some of the descriptions of the "ufos" above.



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I think SR nailed this one. My kids launch several of the lanterns each holiday, you can see hundreds floating away around my house in Thailand. I don't think I have any pics from any but I'll be home in a couple weeks and will try to acquire some if we can launch some.


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Can't stand the things. They're a fire risk, they litter the countryside, they injure wildlife and they cause false alarm calls to the coast guard.