|Occurred : 7/4/2006 22:25 (Entered as : July 4, 20 22:25)
Reported: 7/18/2006 10:31:24 PM 22:31
Location: Corona, CA
|lighted craft over Corona that dropped a lighted object that hovered in the sky as the original craft departed.
I was standing on my patio when I noticed a lighted object moving slowly across the sky at a fairly low altitude (I would guess no more than 2000 feet). I watched it and noticed the object seemed to be completely lighted - from front to back, but no blinking or colored lights, just steadily illuminated. I watched it for a moment and it seemed to stop and hover - I would guess about a mile from where I was standing. It was stationary for about 1 minute then a lighted object dropped from underneath the lighted craft and dropped straight down before looping back up behind the original craft and hovered behind it at the same altitude. I didn't hear any noise or sounds, other than the faint jet engines of the planes approaching LAX to land. The craft then started moving off to the northeast where it dimmed it's lights as it crossed the area where incoming LAX traffic began their approach but then illuminated again after a few seconds. The lighted object that dropped from the craft was still in the same location and I never saw it move, but eventually it just became non visible. I have no idea what I witnessed, but I don't believe it was a helicopter or airplane. Were there any other reports from the Corona California area on the evening of July 4th, 2006 ?