Posted: January 16, 2008
Date: February 19, 2006 Time: 9:00 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 1 Number of objects: 1
Full Description of event/sighting: I was lying on the recliner next to the pool looking to the SW. I had been observing several satellites for about 20 minutes. Not much "shooting star" activity but lots of satellites. An orange light emerged in the sky from over the roof of the house heading in a NW direction. Initially I thought it was the police helicopter as it was the brightness of the police copter's spotlight and about the same size. However, it was more of an orange colour compared to the spotlight which is more whitish. I'm pretty familiar with the police helicopter as it is around here quite often.
I fully expected to be able to eventually hear the helicopter and for the spotlight to be pointed in another direction as it always does. However, there was no sound and the light remained steady as it flew to the NW without changing direction. In fact, it moved pretty much like the satellites except that it appeared to be flying at normal aircraft altitude for this area and it was way, way, way larger and brighter than the satellites. As I said, it was of similar brightness and size as the police spotlight. Later I noticed the street light on Leach Hwy as I was walking inside and thought that they were very similar to the light in the sky.
It eventually faded out as it flew away over the ocean. Towards the end of its appearance it looked very much like a star. I tried to see if I could see other navigation lights but they were never visible. That may have been because the light was too bright to see them - or else they weren't switched on or just didn't exist.
There was nothing outlandish about it. It behaved like any other aircraft except that I can't work out what it was - for the first time ever.
The only thing it could have been would be a very small aircraft with a big spotlight - which would be unusual in itself.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.hbccufo.org http://www.brianvike.com, http://www.hbccufo.com, http://www.hbccufo.net HBCC UFO Research International: http://www.hbccufointernational.org/
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