Date of Sighting: 12/20/13 7:20pm and 7:30pm
Location of Sighting: Marin County CA
Shape(s) of UFO(s): Round
Size(s) of UFO(s): difficult to asses
Color(s) of UFO(s): Orange
Number of UFO(s): 1 reappearing or 2 separate
Distance of UFO(s) in sky: Planes seemed to be about 25,000 feet this seemed to be lower maybe 7,0000
Direction of Travel for UFO(s): Hovered than appeared to disappear or travel southward toward San Francisco.
Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): planes in sky (it wasn’t a plane),
Further Description of Sighting: Sitting at the dining table we noticed an orange glowing light outside. (We live on top of a hill looking south towards Mt. Tamalpais and SF). We went outside and the glowing object just hovered for about 12 seconds. No sound. Looked to be about 7,000 feet up maybe closer. Planes in the sky were much smaller (higher up) and blinking. We get a fair amount of air traffic. this was not a plane. Then it got smaller and smaller until it disappeared in the horizon in the direction of SF. We watch planes disappear on the horizon and it takes about a minute or two. This took about 4-7 seconds.
We went back inside then about 4 minutes later my son said “It’s back” It was in the exact same position in the sky. Lingered a bit longer this time then disappeared once more in the exact same manner and in the exact same direction. My husband got a picture of it. Was it a Chinese lantern? We googled on pictures of orange objects in the sky and it looks very much like a Chinese lantern. Except it wasn’t moving and gliding along the sky, it was stationary, it appeared higher than a lantern in the sky and disappeared or faded out more rapidly than a lantern that would be taken by the wind.
Can’t figure this one out. Never have reported or seen anything before