Reader Submitted ReportOn December 02, 2008 I was driving west on Bolsa Street and noticed an orange light in the sky. It was a color like I’ve never seen before, kind of like a candle flame. The light was moving east and was south of me.
I stopped at the store at Springdale and Bolsa Streets. I watched the light move slowly east for about a minute. (I REALLY wish I took a picture of it now) I went into the store for about five minutes. When I came out the light had moved west and was almost overhead. It was an overcast night so the clouds reflected the orange glow. I’m guessing that the clouds were about 1500 feet up that night. There was a slight wind out of the south, the light did not seem to be affected by the wind as it moved east then west, it stopped and moved slowly, there was no sound.
I drove home for about 3 minutes and when I parked my car and got out I could still see the light. It was still moving west and was lower in the sky since I had moved about a mile north of it. I went inside my house and changed out of my clothes.
About 5 minutes later I went outside looking south and the light was still moving west. I watched the light from my front porch for about 2 minutes then it moved up really fast and disappeared into the overcast cloud layer.