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Occurred : 10/5/2013 21:20 (Entered as : 10/05/13 21:20)
Reported: 10/6/2013 12:52:43 AM 00:52
Posted: 10/14/2013
Location: Encinitas, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:2 minutes
Glowing/pulsating orange light, moving quickly & erratically in San Diego, CA

I am an amateur astronomer and member of the local major astronomy association and was with a group of 7 people including myself doing some stargazing in this perfect cloudless, moonless night. We were busy looking at the Andromeda Galaxy at the moment. The night was getting cold and one member of the group asked if I had a spare jacket. So she and I started back towards my car to grab it. We were about 100 feet from the observing sight when the rest of the group started calling & shouting out for us to look up!! There it was, at about 9:20pm pacific time around 30 degrees up in the southwestern sky; a deep orange glowing/pulsating light. At first I thought it was a meteor burning up but then it changed directions! We ran back to the observing sight all the while this object was zig-zagging in the sky. I loosened the grips of the telescope and tried to view the object more closely. I managed to see it in the finder scope. I couldn’t tell the shape of the actual “ship” but there was a dark spot surrounded by a deep orange light and it was indeed moving around left, right, up & down.

I had chills running though my body! The rest of the group was equally stunned.

The total time it was there was probably close to 2 minutes before it just disappeared.

Very creepy! It certainly is the strangest thing I have seen in the night sky in all my stargazing!