|Occurred : 10/13/2006 17:30 (Entered as : 10/13/06 17:30)
Reported: 11/25/2006 9:12:04 PM 21:12
Location: La Mesa, CA
|Streaking lights over San Diego
I was sitting in my house in La Mesa (San Diego) when my room mate called me hysterical. He said to look out front. I went outside to see 4 very bright lights to the east. They appeared to be quite some distance away but were as bright as the street lights that were just coming on. 2 of them sat perfectly still while the other 2 darted in and out of some low clouds. The 2 lights appeared to be from the same craft.
After a few trips into the clouds, the lights stopped perfectly still. The other 2 lights then took off in a zig zagging pattern. The light streaked behind following the movement pattern. Eventually, all the lights disappeared. The speed of the movement was amazing. During all of this, two of my room mates came home and my neighbors were watching. Everyone saw the same thing.
There was an Air Show in San Diego that weekend, but it was to the north west of my house. I attended the air show and nothing there made any movements even remotely similar to what we saw the day before. I am also a lighting technician and I know of nothing that can cause light to streak behind like that except for extremely high speeds. No aircraft can accelerate to that speed from a stand still in that short a distance.
((NUFORC Note: Possibly a laser-based advertising light??? PD))