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Occurred : 1/1/2004 00:00 (Entered as : 01/01/2004 0:00)
Reported: 1/8/2004 3:05:37 PM 15:05
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Spring Valley, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:20-30min
Mysterious Red Blinking light of San Diego

I was having a New Years celebration (2004) at my home. A few close friends had gathered. At the stroke of midnight we went back to light a Roman candle and some firecrackers. My yard faces north. On the hillside across from me a firework lit the sky drawing my attention up. I noticed a glowing red light, high in the sky. A first I thought it was a red flare, far away. Similar in intesity, pulsating, flickering. However, to my astonishment, It remained stationary. After several minutes I commented to my friends who looked at it with disbelief. We observed it for a few more minutes, when they exclaimed it must be a plane, or a flare that caught an updraft. Hoever to my eye it appeared far away, almost star like, however it pulsed and flickered much greater that any star I have seen. I watched for a while and grabbed my video camera. It was extremely difficult to view, except in night vision mode on my camera. It appeared to gain elevation slowly and to drift slightly to the east. after another 15min+ it flickered brightly and just dissapeared. 2 guests at my party commented they had seen the same thing a few years back, 3 of them (red lights) together in fact, even closer and to the south. I myself had seen something similar, 10 years ago over mission bay, with a yellow however I will have to make another report, I I just discovered this site.

I have read up on the reports here, and I am dying for somekind of expaination. It seems to be a common phenomena in the San Diego region, and in fact an almost identical report came from a few years back in Spring Valley, even in the sam direction. Is it possible for a flare to do this?...It is hard for me to believe.

Like everyone else, I guess I just want an answer