|Occurred : 1/27/2008 18:00 (Entered as : 01/27/08 18:00)
Reported: 2/4/2008 1:34:43 PM 13:34
Location: San Diego, CA
|Bluish white and incredibly fast object witnessed over San Diego between cloud cover.
On January 27th, 2008 at approximately 6pm, I was exiting my fiancée’s mother’s house in San Diego. My fiancée was already seated in my car. As I rounded the car to the driver’s side, I opened the door and proceeded to get inside. Before I had entered the car, I glanced upwards (in the fluid motion of getting into the car, my head looked upwards) and saw the object. There was low cloud cover, and the clouds were slightly lit from either the moon or the sunset, although not brightly. Between the sporadic cloud cover, I witnessed an extremely fast bluish-white light traveling from my left to right. The object appeared to be relatively low to the ground, but above the cloud cover. There was absolutely no noise. The first time I saw the object, it lasted for about 2 seconds. Since I could see the trajectory of the object during that time, my eye continued along the sky to where it would have been if it were not obscured by the cloud covering. A few seconds later, I witnessed it again between the clouds in the same color and speed as previously seen. Since I am familiar with fighter jets in this area of San Diego, I am familiar with the relative speed at which they appear to be traveling to the ground observer. This was significantly faster, and without the usual accompanying sound that jets make. Additionally, it appeared that the object was completely glowing, or possibly I could only see the flame produced by the object. It may be important to note that I have better than 20/10 vision, somewhere approaching 20/5 vision. In the short time I saw the object, I could not see anything traveling in front of the object, such as a rocket, although this could be possible. Also, the “flame” appeared the have a gradient of color from white at the top to blue at the bottom, not from end to end as might be expected from a jet or rocket flame. Also, in comparison to the diameter of the flame, this would be an unusually long flame, as it appeared to have a length approximately 10 times i! ts heigh t. Also, although observed very briefly, the ends of the object appeared to not be pointed, but rather slanted toward the top of the object. There didn’t appear to be any trail left by the object, although it was so bright that visually it left a slight optical trail. This was far brighter than what you would expect even a full moon would reflect off a reflective object. The moon, however, at that time, was below the horizon and not visible. Sunset had been approximately 45 minutes earlier. I will e-mail a diagram showing my best estimate at the distances and my position at the time of the sighting. The red arrow on the diagram shows my position and direction of viewing.
It may also be helpful to know that I have never reported a UFO, nor do I claim to ever have seen anything unexplainable before. Honestly, this seemed to possibly be something manmade, perhaps the Aurora which I have heard about.