At the time of the sighting, I was grilling some hamburgers. When I noticed a red light just above the western horizon (~5��) At first I thought it was a spark and/or flare from a illegal firework because it fell from the sky glowing red. But as I continue to observe it moved independently of the wind and appeared to grow larger and come closer to my location. At such time I went inside to get a friend to see the object. By the time we got outside the object was just hovering high off the horizon (~25��). For a few minutes the object just hovered with its light emissions shifting to a dark orange light and then it began to dim and move to the west above the Ortega Mountain rage. It appeared to be only a few hundred feet above the mountain. Then it began dripping three red lights, this last for no more than two minutes. And soon afterwards the craft moved quickly to the horizon and change in color to blue-white light and disappear from view.