|Occurred : 6/16/2000 00:05 (Entered as : 06-16-2000 00:05)
Reported: 6/17/2000 23:02
Location: Redlands, CA
|Bright light moving accross horizon then breaking-up and falling to earth.
At first appeared to be an aircraft with unusual bright lights that seemed to suround the flying object. Its altitude appeared to be normal for aircraft coming from one the local airports. Its travil was from the west to the northeastern skies (heading toward the Plam Springs area). Speed was consistant with that of a airliner. flight path was not stable but seem to move in an up-down motion. When the object appeared over the horizon, a section fill toward the earth and then the whole object fill toward the earth and disappeared. Drove up to Crafton Hills College which gives a fair view of the valley looking to the eastern horizon, nothing abnormal seen. The lights of the opbject was very bright and appeared white to red in color. I am a Quality Assurance Administrator/ FAA-DMIR.
((NUFORC Note: We are particularly grateful when an FAA employee takes the time to share data with our Center. Time and again, they have proven themselves to be among the very most reliable source of data regarding sightings of anomalous events. We are indebted to them. PD))