UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 45541
Log Number US-02032013-0003
Date Submitted 02/03/2013 08:45 UTC
Date of the Event 02/03/2013 02:10 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary ORANGE ORB HOVERED WEST OF JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT
Tags police lights

Sighting Location

City Santa Ana
Region California
Country United States
Latitude 33.693199
Longitude -117.845909
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet - 1 Mile
Sighting Duration Undisclosed
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Stationary,Other
Object Shape Sphere
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

I AM A DEPUTY SHERIFF AT THE JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT. AT THE LISTED DATE/TIME I WAS PATROLLING THE AREA OF OPERATION (RUNWAY) AND PARKED. I NOTICED AN ORANGE ORB EMITTING A FAIRLY INTENSE LIGHT. I CALLED THE CONTROL CENTER (DISPATCH) AND THEY ALSO SAW THE OBJECT. THE OBJECT WAS AT A 30 DEGREE ANGLE FROM ME DIRECTLY WEST OF THE AIRPORT OVER THE CITY OF COSTA MESA. THE OBJECT STAYED STATIONARY FOR ABOUT 20-30 MINUTES. WHILE WATCHING THE OBJECT WITH BINOCULARS I NOTICED IT WAS SLOWLY DROPPING ELEVATION. THE OBJECT COULD BE SEEN BETWEEN TWO TALL BUILDINGS AND I ESTIMATED THE DISTANCE TO BE ABOUT ONE MILE. THE ORB HAD NO BLINKING LIGHTS. THERE WERE SEVERAL AIRCRAFT ON THE LONG BEACH AIRPORT FLIGHT PATH AT DIFFERENT DISTANCES THAT I COULD CLEARLY SEE THEIR BEACONS (1 MILE TO 5 MILES FROM MY LOCATION). THERE WAS ALSO A POLICE HELICOPTER THAT I COULD SEE SOUTHWEST OF MY LOCATION AND IT TOO WAS CLEARLY RECOGNIZABLE. THIS OBJECT DROPPED TO A 20 DEGREE ANGLE FROM ME AND WENT OUT (FOR LACK OF A BETTER TERM). WITHIN ABOUT ONE SECOND I COULD SEE THE OBJECT STILL WEST OF ME BUT IT WAS DIMMER AND APPEARED TO BE 1/10TH THE ORIGINAL SIZE. IT ALSO APPEARED TO BE FARTHER OUT.


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