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Occurred : 3/19/2008 19:45 (Entered as : 03/19/2008 19:45)
Reported: 3/19/2008 9:09:07 PM 21:09
Posted: 3/31/2008
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Shape: Other
The clincher was that after viewing the bright peachy/orange/red light it moved perpendicular to where I was standing vanished in 2sec.

19 March 2008

I am a 58 year old male, former science/math teacher, bakery/restaurant owner, realtor. I am the only person here, in my home who witnessed what I am reporting.

It was approximately 8pm, I was seated , relaxing with two of my three dogs.

I have a full view of the mountains (the San Jacinto Mt. range). I have floor to ceiling windows which allow me a pretty full view of the sky and the mountains.

While seated, I saw an abnormally bright peachy/red/orange light approach. It was as if it appeared from out in the sky, not from over the mountain top, like a jet or helicopter. It was the color that caught me off guard. We have many helicopters flying to the Desert Hospital over head, but this was not the same, they usually come from the south.

The item in my view was much higher in the sky, and actually much brighter. It moved from the top of the mountain range, east, slowly, maintaining its brightness.

The brightness was such that I could not discern any shape. It was as if I were approaching a car with bright lights on in the evening, a stary glare.

I immediately felt that due to its color, which did not change, that it was very peculiar. I was tempted to go inside and get my camera, but was afraid I would miss something, movement, whatever.

So, I kept watching it. It moved from the mountain top to approximately 1/3 - ½ across the sky. It stopped, as if hovering, as if it was a helicopter, and then, it took off, perpendicular to where I was standing, out into space and the very bright light was gone in less then a two seconds.

I tried to garner any fragment of light available by using the light sensitive area of the outer peripheral portion of my eye, but it was gone.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))