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Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/3/2001 19:00 (Entered as : 01/03/01 19:00)
Reported: 1/3/2001 20:32
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Clemente, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:about 1.5 hours.
3 lights close to horizon, 2 lights fade slowly, one very bright, until it vanished.

Clear skies. Looking straight out towards the ocean(west) there was one extremely bright light close to the horizon, about 20 degrees. The light did not move at all for at least 30 minutes. Then when I checked back at 8:20PM, it was gone. Two more lights were visible above Catalina Island. Much lower to the water line than the first light. One light slowly faded around 7:35, the second faded around 7:45. There were several airplanes in the area aproximately 15 min after sighting.

((NUFORC Note: We believe the witness may describe here at least one of the planets that are visible in the early evening. We do not know what the last two lights were. PD))