I was at dodge park for an evening mountain bike trail ride. i stopped at the amphitheater and was admiring the sunset and the beautiful evening. i always carry binoculars in my back pack when i ride and i was using them to view the sunset and the sky. i have been a very active skywatcher since the pentagon admission of ufos and have tried to contact extraterrestrials using ce5 protocols several times this year. as i was watching the sunset and trees on the horizon i became filled with happiness and appreciation for life. a few seconds later i looked more directly above me and saw a ball of light that appeared to come down from the sky. the object was still very high up but was able to see clearly with naked eye. sky was very blue and no stars were yet visible, even through my binoculars. the object stayed for about 45 seconds and i was able to see it first through binoculars then took a couple pictures and a short video. object was clearly not a star through binoculars. stayed stationary and hovered before shooting back up. the orb was changing shape while seeing through binoculars. i started getting shook up while video tapping and then the object took off. this was the life changing event i needed. they're real.