Mysterious orange light spotted along isle’s coastline

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by Chris Paschenko/ The Daily News

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Posted on January 9, 2013 at 10:39 AM

GALVESTON — A bright, orange fireball hovered westward before disappearing from the Galveston coastline, prompting witnesses who photographed the unidentified flying object to ponder the mystery light’s origin.

Daniel Gonzales, 41, a city of Galveston employee, said he saw the light shortly before 7 p.m. Monday while in his backyard with his nephew.

“I know several other people in the area on the seawall saw it,” Gonzales said.

Galveston police dispatchers, the U.S. Coast Guard and National Weather Service had no reports of the mystery light. At Scholes International Airport in Galveston, the wind at 7 p.m. registered at 12 mph from the northeast, which could cause a suspended object to float toward the southwest, National Weather Service Meteorologist Don Oettinger said.

Gonzales, whose home is about two blocks off the beach at 42nd Street, noticed the object that looked like a headlight coming toward him from an estimated 5 miles offshore.

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