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Occurred : 4/22/2002 03:55 (Entered as : 4/22/02 3:55 AM)
Reported: 5/14/2002 1:04:32 PM 13:04
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Escondido, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:approx. 15 sec.
IT APPEARED OUT OF NOWHERE AND TOOK OFF AT INCREDIBLE SPEED!

In the early morning of April 22nd, at 3:55 A.M. I stepped outside to light a cigarette. I looked up because I usually do as I have witnessed sights in the past many years ago and it is just habit now. Just as I looked directly up, facing the southeast, I noticed a white, star-like object appear out of nowhere. It glowed unlike a star and then went out. I continued to stare at that area in the sky and the light appeared again. It stayed like that a few seconds, went out again and came on again about 3 seconds later. To my absolute amazement, it began to move north slowly. It moved approximately the width of a face of a quarter, at arms length. Then all of a sudden it took off at the most incredible speed I've ever seen! It left a hazy bluish, white trail for an instant and disappeared. This was the second sighting I saw that week. On April 18th at around 9:30 P.M. I saw a stationery red light from the same spot I witnessed the previos sighting. However I was facing due West. The light appeared out of nowhere, went out for about 10 seconds, appeared again and went out. This was not a plane because this light did not move. I reported it to MUFON a few days later only to find out that there were 2 other witnesses to a day time sighting in that same location. The witnesses were pilots on the ground. It hovered over the police station. Needless to say this has freaked me out quite a bit. Had I been a couple of seconds earlier or later I would not have seen these UFO's.