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UFO to me, but I'm sure someone else has identified it. [Mar. 8th, 2010|09:29 am]
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Did anyone else see a burning light float over Eureka Saturday night some time after 9:00 PM? It was about the size of a very bright star from my perspective (our house is near the Muni), only it was the color of candlelight and every now and then it would drop a shower of bright sparks and grow dimmer for a moment. It was floating generally southward and I have no idea what it was. It could have been hot air balloon or something. I don't know. My wife saw it too.

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[User Picture]From: zenokarasu
2010-03-08 10:50 pm (UTC)
I still think it was an old-timey airship firebombing Henderson Center with duds, apparently.
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[User Picture]From: yasha_taur
2010-03-08 10:52 pm (UTC)
Your description is a very close match to a candle balloon or sky lantern. Very man-made.
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[User Picture]From: zenokarasu
2010-03-08 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yes. I didn't think it was made by gnomes or fire ants. I just wanted to know what it might be, specifically.

I'll look into candle balloons & sky lanterns. :)
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[User Picture]From: lokichan2004
2010-03-09 01:50 am (UTC)
I didn't see it on Saturday, but I saw one of those things exactly how you described it new year's eve 1999. It was headed north towards Arcata.
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