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Mysterious Glowing Object Seen in California Sky (Video)

A mysterious, glowing object was spotted in the sky over Bakersfield, California. Some wonder if this was a UFO sighting. (AOL Screenshot)
A mysterious, glowing object was spotted in the sky over Bakersfield, California. Some wonder if this was a UFO sighting. (AOL Screenshot)

A mysterious, glowing object was spotted in the sky over Bakersfield, California. Some wonder if this was a UFO sighting.…...




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