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Occurred : 12/7/2008 20:55 (Entered as : 12/07/08 20:55)
Reported: 12/7/2008 9:14:19 PM 21:14
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
Motionless Red and Orange Flickering Light in the sky that appeared and slowly faded away (No Movement)

I was sitting inside my room upstairs on MCAS Miramar base housing. My bedroom window was open and I happened to glance outside and when I did I noticed a bright flickering red and and orange light outside in the night time sky. It caught my attention and I immediatly told my 8 year old son who was in bed with me to look outside the window. He saw it and said it looked like a blowing up star but I tried to tell him that it was not a star.

I went outside on my balcony and watched the mysterious light. It was flickering red and orange and I noticed a moving aircraft near it, possibly a helicopter or small jet. What really caught my attention was the fact that the object I was looking at did not move at all. If it was a aircraft, it would have moved either to the right or left or something but this light was just in the sky with no movement. I watched it for about 1 minute outside and then it just faded away!!

The object was north of the base and looked close to the coast if I had to estimate its location. It was close enough that I could see the two distinct colors of red and orange but far enough away that I could not see any type of shape to the object except that it reminded me of a planet or something like that.

I dont know how long it had been in the sky, like I said I happened to glance out my window and when I noticed it something felt differant about it so I had to take a closer look and I did and it faded away......