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UFO Sighting in Encinitas?

"I noticed a faint display of colors, rotating in the sky. From the distance, it appeared to be a helicopter or an airplane, but there are no airports in the area."

Screenshot from YouTube
Screenshot from YouTube
A YouTube video was recently posted of a video taken July 5, which shows a small, black, orb-like object floating in the sky above some buildings in Encinitas. 

Additionally, in post on UFO Stalker, a July 5 post reports claims that a similar orb-like object was seen in the early morning hours. 

A summary of the report described the sighing as: "Black orb seen from distance without movement, appeared like balloon but flashed multiple colors before surise, stopped flashing after sunrise."

Further details from the poster as as follows:

"I noticed a faint display of colors, rotating in the sky. From the distance, it appeared to be a helicopter or an airplane, but there are no airports in the area."

"When I looked back up, the lights had changed from orange to blue to white and so on. Then I could make out a dark shape that seemed to be changing in shape. I didn't understand, so I went and told mom about it. She came out with me, thinking I was crazy. When she looked into the sky, all she said was "Wow! What is that?" 

"Not once did it move, even drift, so it couldn't be a balloon. An hour later, when twilight arrived, we made out a pure spherical object. It shone blue/black and there was a blinking white light under it, no longer in colors. It also appeared to be rotating, with little bumps on the sides. Finally, sunrise, and I was able to take video with my camera but all you can see is a dot in the sky."

Eric Yates July 11, 2013 at 05:09 PM
What are your thoughts about this possible sighting? What's your explanation?
Walter July 11, 2013 at 06:56 PM
There have been balloons over downtown 101 occasionally the last several months, apparently for fun or advertising. Maybe one had LEDs on it, or maybe it was reflecting sunlight.
Elizabeth July 12, 2013 at 10:35 AM
There is a neighbor on Cornish that flies balloons etc at night. I saw a huge one while at a friends house and she knew all about the different things her neighbor flies. He's been doing it for a long time. Another great addition to our unique community!
paniolo July 12, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Flying tacos from Leucadia ?
Suzy Korn July 14, 2013 at 09:57 AM
There were a bunch of Chinese lanterns released all over leucadia and Encinitas late on July 4... Perhaps it was one coming down?
Deb Bicher July 17, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Elizabeth is probably right. We have been watching the Cornish balloons for at least a year now. Big main balloon, often dark colored, then usually flashing lights trailing below it. Sometimes he shapes it like a person, I swear one time it looked like an angel with wings. Very creative guy and our whole neighborhood thanks you for the fun you bring to Old Encinitas!

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