UFO Sighting Report - USA
July 4th 2008 : Santa Cruz, California
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Santa Cruz, CA USA
Date: July 4th 2008
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 2 total (individual observations)
Shape of objects: circular, then expanded to oblong shape
Weather Conditions: clear with no clouds
Description: While watching the Santa Cruz fireworks way off in the distance (I live in a canyon about 4 miles away), I noticed what appeared to be a large roman candle-like object rise in the sky, approximately 2 miles away from me (clearly well closer than the firework show). What made me stop and stare was that this object, instead of falling back to the sky and extinguishing, became brighter and increased circumference, and then hovered and changed shape into an oblong, oval shape. It hovered for about 20 seconds, then moved up and down before compressing back to a circle and eventually disappearing. Interesting to note is that the object never diminished in brightness, even while changing shapes and moving about.
This first observation was surprising, and I noted it was odd - but then approximately 15 minutes later I witnessed the same exact thing, this time the object was larger (closer maybe?).
It was for sure not part of the firework show, was much, much closer - and I do not know of any firework that can hover.